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Misdemeanor charges in Florida can have serious consequences

If you have been arrested on a West Palm Beach misdemeanor, do not take it lightly. Florida laws are clear cut and the penalties for breaking the law are strict. Qualified misdemeanor attorneys can help you mitigate the damage. Misdemeanors can include:

  • Petty theft
  • Battery
  • Marijuana possession
  • Domestic violence
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driving under the influence
  • Traffic offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism

Misdemeanor penalties

Unlike aggravated assault or aggravated battery, which are considered felonies, simple assault and battery, DUI and those crimes that fall under Florida domestic violence laws are considered misdemeanors in Florida. Along with numerous other misdemeanor offenses, these crimes carry penalties of up to one year in jail, one year of probation or a $1,000 fine for first-degree misdemeanors and 60 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanors.

Repeat offenders in West Palm Beach

A court may show leniency for a first offense, but if you become a repeat or habitual offender, the courts will not be so kind and the penalties will become increasingly severe. As criminal defense lawyers in Palm Beach County for close to ten years, We have the experience and knowledge you need by your side. The Skier Law Firm, P.A.’s goal is to provide you with the best defense possible. If you are arrested, call us immediately. If these charges are not handled by a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, you could end up with a permanent criminal record.

Avoiding a record

Something that seems as benign as a Florida license suspension can turn into an arrest, charges, trial and conviction in what seems like the blink of an eye. A permanent record can affect your ability to find a job, find housing or purchase a vehicle. When you hire us to represent you, we will do everything possible to avoid that outcome. As second-generation legal professionals in West Palm Beach, We are well-known and well respected in the Florida state and federal courts. We use our position to work with prosecutors in an effort to avoid conviction.

The Skier Law Firm, P.A. can save the day

If you’ve been arrested on West Palm Beach misdemeanor charges, you need The Skier Law Firm, P.A. Our firm helps clients in Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County and Dade County fight misdemeanor and felony charges. We can be reached at any time at 561-820-1508 or you can contact us online for a free consultation.

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