Strong, Skilled Defense In Misdemeanor Charges

The county courts in Florida have jurisdiction to address misdemeanor cases unless the misdemeanor occurred in circumstances where one or more felonies are also charged.

What Is A Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a criminal act committed in Florida and is punishable by jail time for a period of one year or less. A first-degree misdemeanor may be punished by way of jail time not exceeding one year in length. A second-degree misdemeanor may result in jail time not exceeding 60 days in the county jail.

Typical Misdemeanor Examples

  • Boating under the influence
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Drunk driving/DUI
  • Marijuana possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Reckless driving
  • Resisting an officer without violence
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing

There are many other charges not listed here. If you need help resolving a misdemeanor charge, work with an attorney who understands the Florida criminal defense system, your options and your best defense. Call attorney Stan Peeler at Peeler Law Firm, PLLC, at 850-462-2563. We offer a free consultation.

What Might Happen: Probation

A county court may require jail time as well as impose an accompanying period of probation. Depending on the misdemeanor, probation may be as long as one year in length.

No State Prison For Misdemeanors

A defendant who commits a misdemeanor is not exposed to state prison time unless the misdemeanor occurs in circumstances where a felony is also charged. Florida sentencing guidelines do not apply to misdemeanors.

Repetitive Misdemeanors: Reclassification

Where there is a repetitive misdemeanor committed by a defendant, Florida law allows for the misdemeanor to be reclassified as a felony in certain circumstances, including aggravating factors.

Have Questions? Get A Free Consultation.

We know time is critical when it comes to your defense. Attorney Stan Peeler is available for immediate consultation regarding any misdemeanor issue you face.

Stan Peeler has over 30 years of experience representing clients in misdemeanor and felony charges. He will speak with you personally at your request. Please call Peeler Law Firm, PLLC, at 850-462-2563. You can also email us. Flat fees and hourly rates are available for consideration.