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If you’ve been accused of a crime, you’ll need to become very familiar with the legal system in a short amount of time. The best way do this is to consult with an experienced Lakeland misdemeanor defense attorney - lawyer, who will inform you of your legal rights and options.
Misdemeanor cases are serious and you do not want any criminal offense on your record. You do not want employers to think that you’re not capable because you have something like a theft conviction on your record, a domestic violence battery case, or even driving on a suspended license on your record.
In misdemeanor cases, there are many alternatives to go into court. There are diversion programs and other alternatives that may be available to you so that you are not convicted of a misdemeanor crime. I have the knowledge and practical experience in handling many misdemeanor cases over the years and may certainly help you in achieving the best possible resolution regarding misdemeanor criminal offenses.
MISDEMEANOR CRIME CONVICTION PENALTIES:
A misdemeanor is a criminal offense which is typically punishable by a fine, probation, and / or jail. A 2nd degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $500 fine, six (6) months probation, sixty (60) days jail. A 1st degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, twelve (12) months probation, one (1) year jail.