In Florida, almost “a half million people, or approximately 3% of the state’s adults, pass through [the] misdemeanor courts each year.” (According to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Three-Minute Justice).

A misdemeanor is a crime, but one that is less serious than a felony. A misdemeanor is generally punished less punitive than a felony, but you may still be facing up to 364 days in jail.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you still have the right to an attorney. You want to hire an attorney that will demand discovery, conduct investigation, and research case law to fight for your rights.

Did you know that a police officer, in Florida, may only arrest a person for a misdemeanor if the crime occurs in the presence of that officer or another officer. There are few statutory exceptions, like leaving the scene of an accident or executing an arrest warrant. Typically if there is no exception, and if the arrest is unlawful, then any evidence from the arrest will be suppressed under the “exclusionary rule.”

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor charge, it is essential that you get help with your case immediately.  Carin A. Levine will contest the impending misdemeanor charge and fight on your behalf.

Call Carin A. Levine, the President of CarinAtLaw, P.A., today to set up a free consultation, (305) 496-9588.