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Misdemeanor offenses are criminal offenses, the most severe of which, one can be jailed for a maximum of 11 months, 29 days and fined $1000. These more severe misdemeanors are known as 1st degree misdemeanors. Less severe misdemeanors are known as 2nd degree misdemeanors and are punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

An experienced Gainesville misdemeanor attorney will know the consequences that come with being charged with a misdemeanor, and help you avoid them. Many misdemeanors carry with them accompanying sanctions like drivers license suspension, potential use against you in a future trial, and deportation risk. Though misdemeanors are not as serious as felony offenses, crimes of dishonesty and crimes of violence can haunt you long after your case is closed. Make sure to hire a misdemeanor attorney that not only knows the legal implications of the allegation against you, but also the practical consequences.

Florida Misdemeanors Include:

First Degree:

  • Petit theft- property value $100-$300
  • Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Driving with a Suspended License - with one prior conviction
  • Worthless checks- if value is less than $150
  • Resisting without violence
  • Trespassing- if someone is in the structure or conveyance
  • Solicitation of prostitution- with prior conviction
  • Possession of marijuana - less than 20 grams
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Racing on the roadway
  • Criminal mischief- damage value $200-$1000

Second Degree:

  • Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
  • Violation of Restricted License
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Disorderly Intoxication
  • Open House Party
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Criminal mischief - damage less than $200
  • Aggravated Assault
  • No Valid Driver's License
  • Driving with a Suspended License- first offense
  • Loitering and Prowling
  • Trespassing- if no one is in the structure or conveyance
  • Solicitation of prostitution- first offense

Hybrid Crimes:

  • Reckless Driving

If you've been charged with a misdemeanor, don't wait to call an experienced Gainesville misdemeanor lawyer. The Gainesville Misdemeanor lawyers at The Law Office of John A. Ramsey would be happy to give you a free consultation-an honest, straightforward assessment of the case and your options.