Misdemeanor Defense

The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Rich – Your Tampa Misdemeanor Attorney

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, don’t wait to call an experienced Tampa misdemeanor lawyer. 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 Tampa 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.

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