Misdemeanor are, by definition, less severe crimes than felonies. However, being arrested for, and charged with, the commission of an alleged misdemeanor crime is is still a serious event and one that should not be taken lightly. If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, you need someone to advocate for your rights, and this is a Miami criminal defense lawyer.
Misdemeanors can carry serious consequences and are classified as either first degree or second degree offenses. A first-degree misdemeanor carries a possible sentence of up to one (1) year in county jail, one (1) year probation or a $1,000 fine. Second-degree misdemeanors call for a maximum of sixty (60) days in jail, six (6) months probation or a $500 fine.
No matter how minor or severe your misdemeanor charge may appear to be, the consequences that may result from a misdemeanor conviction are serious. For example, a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction will remain on your permanent criminal record as adjudication of guilt is not withheld.
Drunk driving is not the only misdemeanor that carries stiff consequences. Certain misdemeanor crimes bring about immigration consequences as a result of the criminal conviction or charge. Possession of marijuana and petit theft can cause a person’s application for naturalization to be denied, forbidding them from becoming a U.S. citizen. Not only may an application for status be denied but a person may be placed in deportation proceedings because of certain misdemeanor convictions.
Misdemeanor crimes can carry serious consequences–both in the short term and long term. Izquierdo Law Firm, a Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm, understands the stress that this can cause a person and their family.
That is why attorney Daniel Izquierdo and Izquierdo Law Firm provide you with Aggressive, Personalized and Compassionate representation that protects your rights and helps you achieve the best outcome possible.
Izquierdo Law Firm handles the following misdemeanors:
- Boating under the influence (BUI)
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disorderly Intoxication
- Domestic Violence — Battery
- Driving with a suspended license (with knowledge)
- Loitering and Prowling
- Petit Theft
- Possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia
- Reckless Driving
- Resisting an officer without violence
If you or a loved one is facing a misdemeanor, hire a Miami criminal lawyer that will take your misdemeanor case seriously, investigate every possible defense in order to achieve the best outcome possible and treat YOU as if you were our ONLY client.