Tampa Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Adeptly Handling Cases in Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties
Misdemeanor charges are offenses considered less serious than felonies. A misdemeanor conviction can result in jail time of less than a year, fines, probation, and other penalties ordered by the court. If convicted, you will also face collateral damage, such as a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to get a job, rent a home, be approved for a loan, and obtain a professional license. That is why you need to fight back with the help of a competent and dedicated criminal defense attorney.
In your time of need, turn to Buda Law where you can work with a Tampa misdemeanor defense attorney who has the criminal law experience, knowledge, and determination you need. Attorney Andrew Buda worked as a Pinellas County prosecutor for many years, which means he thoroughly understands how prosecutors think and operate to achieve a conviction. That knowledge and experience can only work to your benefit in strategizing your defense.
Misdemeanor Crimes in Florida
Misdemeanors in Florida are categorized as either first-degree or second-degree crimes. First-degree misdemeanors carry penalties of up to a year in jail and/or fines up to $1,000. Second-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
Examples of misdemeanors in Florida include:
- Simple assault
- Driving on a suspended license
- Disorderly conduct
- Domestic violence
- Possession of marijuana
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you may be anxious and concerned about how the charges will affect your future. This is especially true if you have never been in trouble with the law before.
At Buda Law, you will find an advocate who can support you through this difficult time. Our firm will fight to have your case dismissed, get your charges reduced, or lighten your sentence depending on the circumstances of your case.
Reach out to us at (813) 544-7024 today.