Misdemeanor crimes are punished less harshly than felonies in the state of Florida, yet they can still have lasting repercussions on your life, your livelihood, your family, and your future. Having a criminal record can affect your ability to gain certain jobs, seek housing or rentals, obtain certain loans, or seek higher education.
If you are facing a misdemeanor, you need to enlist the help of a skilled attorney. At Christopher J. Jones, P.A., we prioritize the client and are committed to excellence in every detail. Attorney Jones has handled thousands of cases and established a successful history of results.
When you have been accused or arrested for an alleged misdemeanor offense, it is important that you seek representation from Gainesville criminal defense lawyer Chris Jones. Call our firm at 352.377.7800 today.First & Second Degree Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors encompass a wide variety of cases and are classified into two types.
The penalties for each type of misdemeanor includes the following:
- First degree: Includes time in jail of up to one year and a fine of up to $1,000
- Second degree: Included jail time of up to 60 days and a fine of up to $500
Almost any crime can be classified in either of these two categories, depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. Theft of property totally more than $100 to less than $300 is often charged as a first-degree misdemeanor, while certain so-called victimless sex crimes, such as prostitution, are charged as a second-degree misdemeanor.
Other common misdemeanors that Attorney Chris Jones has experience include, but are not limited to the following:
- Driving with a suspended license
- Drug crimes, such as possession of marijuana
- Domestic violence
- Crimes affecting college students
- Disorderly conduct
Gainesville criminal defense attorney Chris Jones has a reputation for providing dedicated support to clients facing misdemeanor charges throughout the state of Florida. Our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer works to uncover the detail of arrest to create a defense that always keeps your best interests in mind.
Schedule your free initial consultation by calling Christopher J. Jones, P.A. at 352.377.7800 today.