Misdemeanor Attorney in Melbourne, Florida
Melbourne Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Fight Your Charges
Good people make mistakes every day. Unfortunately, some mistakes may lead to a run-in with the law and can result in criminal charges. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., our Melbourne criminal defense attorney knows that there are very few things as frightening as facing an arrest, especially for first-time offenders. Whether you or someone you love is facing criminal allegations for the first time or you have found yourself facing misdemeanor charges after a misunderstanding, our firm is here to defend you.
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Types of Misdemeanor Crimes
Crimes are typically categorized as misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. The main difference between felonies and misdemeanors is the severity of punishment. Misdemeanor crimes can be penalized by imprisonment for one year or less.
Misdemeanor crimes may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Disorderly conduct
- Driving under the influence
- Juvenile crimes
- Minor drug crimes
- Minor theft crimes
Penalties for Misdemeanors in Florida
Misdemeanor crimes can be penalized with the following:
- General misdemeanors - up to $500 fines or up to 60 days in jail, or both
- First-degree misdemeanor - up to $1,000 fines or up to 1 year in jail, or both
- Second-degree misdemeanor - up to $500 in fines or up to 60 days in jail, or both
Certain factors surrounding a case can either enhance or reduce penalty severity. In cases in which an individual is caught committing a crime near a church or school, or if he or she has prior convictions for the same crime, consequences can increase.
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Anyone arrested for a juvenile crime will need to speak with our skilled Brevard County criminal defense lawyer. We can only imagine how stressful this time can be for you and perhaps even your entire family. At times, the justice system can feel so overwhelming that it may seem as though there is no remedy to help you or your loved one out of this predicament.
At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we reassure you that, with the right defense on your side, there can be hope in fighting the charges that have been brought against you.
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