Misdemeanors are lesser offenses which are punishable by fines and may or may not involve time in jail. There are dozens of criminal offenses classified as misdemeanors under the Florida Statutes. Just because the crime charged is a misdemeanor doesn’t mean it is not serious. Even minor criminal offenses can affect your liberty, employment, housing and your right to drive.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, your attorney will advise you how best to address the situation, what options you might have and what alternate penalties might be available to you.