A misdemeanor is a less severe criminal offense than a felony. While the penalties for misdemeanors are less severe, the consequences of a conviction can be life-changing. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you have the right to fight back. At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, our trial attorneys are focused on protecting the rights and interests of the criminally accused and have achieved remarkable successes in challenging cases.
What are the penalties for misdemeanors in Florida?
A conviction on a misdemeanor can have heavy consequences. You may lose your freedom, owe expensive fines, and have difficulties in seeking employment due to your criminal record. Florida has two types of misdemeanors: first-degree and second-degree. The penalties imposed are as follows:
- First-degree misdemeanors: Penalties include jail time up to one year and fines up to $1,000. Probation up to one year.
- Second-degree misdemeanors: Penalties of jail time up to 60 days and fines up to $500.