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Charged with a Misdemeanor in Florida?

Fight back with a St. Augustine criminal defense lawyer!

While most people are familiar with the term ‘misdemeanor,’ few are actually aware of what offenses are classified as such and how they can impact your record. Although less severe than a felony, getting charged with a misdemeanor is not to be taken lightly. Your criminal record can be viewed by the public and this also puts you at an increased risk for more serious convictions in the future. Albaugh Law Firm has successfully handled countless misdemeanors, giving our St. Augustine criminal defense lawyers a trusted reputation throughout the state.

Take action against your charges by calling 904.637.1839.

What crimes are classified as misdemeanors?

Misdemeanors can be classified as either a first or second degree offense, with the former being much more serious. Punishments can include fines of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. The penalties seem fairly inconsequential, but can be damaging if they are not dealt with properly.

Any of the following offenses may be considered a misdemeanor:

  • Simple assault & battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Trespass
  • Petty theft
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Boating under the influence

Once charged, a defendant has three different plea options: guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Because each plea can lead to a different outcome, retaining an attorney is especially important at the very beginning of the case. They can review the circumstances and advise the client on the most effective and advantageous plea to submit.

Our firm is uniquely equipped to handle misdemeanor charges. Not only are we comprised of former prosecutors, we are also seasoned litigators with over 70 years of shared experience. You can trust that we will rely on former knowledge to further the favorable outcome of your case. Don’t let a misdemeanor affect the rest of your life – schedule your free consultation with a criminal defense attorney in St. Augustine today.