Law Office of Nathan Prince Misdemeanors

Tallahassee Misdemeanor Attorney

Handling Misdemeanors in Leon County and Throughout North Florida

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In Florida crimes are divided into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes that can result in very harsh penalties. Misdemeanors involve less serious crimes, such as shoplifting, trespassing, or assault. While misdemeanors may carry lesser penalties than felonies, the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction could still affect a person's ability to find work or housing.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee as soon as possible. The Law Office of Nathan Prince is prepared to handle your case efficiently and effectively, striving to make your case a success.

Are you facing a misdemeanor charge in Florida? Our Tallahassee misdemeanor lawyer is ready to represent you. Call the Law Office of Nathan Prince today at (850) 601-5690 or contact us online to start discussing how we can defend you.

What are Misdemeanors in Florida?

Misdemeanor crimes include:

Call our Tallahassee misdemeanor attorney today at (850) 601-5690 to get the legal support you need.

What is a First Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

First-degree misdemeanors are the most serious type of misdemeanor in Florida. Crimes of this nature include:

  • Vandalism
  • Indecent exposure
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

What is the Penalty for a First Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

A first degree misdemeanor in Florida is punishable by up to one year in jail as well as a maximum fine of $1,000.

What is a Second Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

Second-degree misdemeanors are the least serious type of misdemeanors in Florida.

Under Florida law, these crimes can be charged as second-degree misdemeanors:

  • Simple assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Prostitution

What is the Penalty for a Second Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

Sentences following a conviction could include up to 60 days in jail as well as a maximum fine of $500.

The Role of Plea Bargains in Misdemeanor Cases in Florida

Sometimes, obtaining a not-guilty verdict or having your entire case dismissed can be a difficult challenge. However, your attorney can still help you obtain a favorable outcome through plea bargaining.

Here are several benefits plea agreements for misdemeanors in Florida can offer to both defendants and the criminal justice system as a whole:

  • Negotiate with prosecutors to potentially reduce the criminal charges to a lesser charge or dismiss them altogether
  • Negotiate for lesser penalties, such as probation in lieu of jail or prison time, reduced fines, or alternative sentencing options, like community service or rehabilitation programs.
  • Avoid the uncertainties and risks associated with going to trial, saving time and resources for both defendants and the court system.
  • Ensure the criminal justice system operates more smoothly by reducing the number of cases that go to trial, enabling courts to allocate their resources effectively, reducing the massive backlog, and resolving more cases in a timely manner.

Start Your Defense Today

Whether you have been charged with a first or second degree misdemeanor, having a Tallahassee defense attorney by your side is the most important step you can take after your arrest. Allow former prosecutor and qualified attorney, Nathan Prince, to create a defense that effectively protects your rights.

We can assist clients in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Gadsden, Franklyn, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Suwanee, Calhoun, Washington, Gulf, Bay, Holmes, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.

For more information about misdemeanors in Florida, contact the Law Office of Nathan Prince to schedule a consultation! 

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