Florida Misdemeanor Attorney Working to Build a Strong Defense in Your Case
Oftentimes when an individual is accused of a misdemeanor crime, they think that the offense is minor and that they can handle the situation on their own. Being charged with any type of crime, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony offense, is a very serious matter that requires skilled and aggressive legal representation. The consequences for a misdemeanor conviction can impact your life for a very long time. Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, you could face substantial monetary fines and penalties and even be required to spend up to a year of your life in prison.
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to go it alone. Attorney Mitchell Polay is a top criminal defense attorney who has over three decades of experience successfully defending clients in all types of misdemeanor and felony cases. He has an intimate understanding of how the criminal justice system works in Florida and he will do everything possible to mount a strong and persuasive defense to combat the charges you are facing.
First and Second Degree Misdemeanors in Florida
The state of Florida classifies misdemeanor crimes into two categories: Misdemeanors of the first degree and Misdemeanors of the second degree. First degree misdemeanors are the most serious misdemeanors and include crimes such as simple battery, possessions of marijuana (under 20 grams) and drunk driving. While a first degree misdemeanor is less serious than a felony crime, a conviction result in up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Second degree misdemeanors include offenses such as disorderly conduct, loitering and criminal mischief ($200 or less). In Florida, an individual convicted of a second degree misdemeanor can be punished with a fine of up to $500 and a jail term of up to 60 days.
Defending Clients in all Types of Misdemeanor Cases
Regardless of whether your offense is classified as a first degree or second degree misdemeanor, Mitch Polay is fully prepared to personally handle every aspect of your case. He delivers individualized service and vigorous representation in all types of misdemeanor cases, including:
- Simple Assault
- Simple Battery
- Disorderly Conduct
- Criminal Mischief
- Petit Theft
- Simple Trespass
- Domestic Violence
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Reckless Driving
- Loitering and Prowling
- Possession of Marijuana
- Prostitution/Solicitation for Prostitution
Schedule a Free Consultation with Attorney Mitch Polay
If you have been accused of misdemeanor crime, don’t put your future at risk by trying to handle the matter on your own. Even though a misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony crime, a conviction will still result in a criminal record which will follow you wherever you may go. A criminal record can affect personal relationships with the people you care most about and may even jeopardize your ability to obtain a job or pursue higher education. When you are arrested or charged with a misdemeanor offense, talking to an experienced Florida misdemeanor attorney is the best way to protect your rights and your future. Contact criminal defense attorney Mitch Polay today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.