While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they do come with consequences. Misdemeanors do carry jail time. In Florida, misdemeanors are divided into two categories: first degree and second degree. First degree misdemeanors include up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000. Second degree misdemeanors can include incarceration up to 60 days and a $500 fine. Common misdemeanors include petty theft, writing a bad check, disorderly conduct, trespassing, prostitution and possession of marijuana. It’s important to note that misdemeanors are not civil infractions but criminal charges. In addition to jail time and fines, a conviction of a misdemeanor may result in loss of employment, revocation of driver’s license and a denial of professional licensing. All around, the ramifications of a misdemeanor conviction are many.
The Handling of Misdemeanor Charges: Glenn and Hibbert
Attorneys Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert help clients charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense in a variety of way. These attorneys may be able to convince the prosecutor not to file charges or to plea bargain a lesser charge. When appropriate, steps are taken for you to engage in the diversion program. Once this program is completed, the judge dismisses the charges. Attorney Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert may also opt to secure a withhold of adjudication to resolve the misdemeanor charge. If the case does go to trial, facts will be provided to mitigate the evidence. A petition can also be filed with the court to seal or expunge records of your arrest.
People Charged with Misdemeanors
Most people charged with a misdemeanor are the type of people who don’t often get in trouble. Having a criminal record can be both disturbing and embarrassing. At the same time, the way the case is handled definitely affects the outcome. You need a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney like Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert for the best outcome. Attorney Colleen Glenn partners up with attorney Andrew Hibbert to ensure that you are treated fairly during the criminal justice process in Sarasota courts. They know the court process and the prosecutors.
If you’re charged with a misdemeanor, let attorney Colleen Glenn and attorney Andrew Hibbert represent your best interests and protect your rights. They are committed to their clients and fight for justice on your behalf. Any criminal charge is a serious and complex matter, including a misdemeanor.