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Miami Misdemeanor Attorney

There are two main types of crimes: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors often have much smaller penalties, such as less than one year in prison and a minimal fine. However, a misdemeanor doesn’t go away so easily. Employers may ask job applicants about crimes, and even something that seems so insignificant can be a huge issue.

If you have been charged with a minor crime like a misdemeanor, you should still hire a lawyer to fight your case. See how a Miami misdemeanor attorney from Asilia Law Firm can help. 

Types of Misdemeanors 

Common misdemeanors include the following:

  • Petty theft
  • Shoplifting
  • DUI
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and run
  • Trespassing
  • Public intoxication
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Possession of cannabis
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia 

Consequences of Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are not as bad as felonies, but they still result in penalties such as the following:

  • Misdemeanor offenses often result in monetary fines imposed by the court. The amount of the fine can vary depending on the offense.
  • Jail time. While misdemeanors typically carry shorter sentences than felonies, offenders may still face imprisonment, usually for a year or less, in a county or local jail.
  • Offenders may be placed on probation, during which they are required to meet certain conditions set by the court, such as regularly reporting to a probation officer, attending counseling or rehabilitation programs, or refraining from further criminal activity.
  • Community service. Courts may order individuals convicted of misdemeanors to perform a certain number of hours of community service as a way to repay society for their offense.
  • Criminal record. A misdemeanor conviction can result in a permanent criminal record, which may have long-term consequences such as difficulty finding employment or housing.
  • Loss of rights. In some cases, misdemeanor convictions can result in the loss of certain civil rights, such as the right to vote, possess firearms, or hold public office.
  • Loss of privileges. A misdemeanor can cause a person to lose their professional licenses, educational scholarships, or citizenship.

A misdemeanor can come with many penalties. You may think you can handle a misdemeanor on your own but criminal law is much different than anything you have handled on your own.

Self-representation is not a good option. Since you do not know the law and how the criminal justice system works, you are not going to get a good resolution. A criminal defense lawyer will help you receive the protections offered under state and federal law.

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

A misdemeanor may seem like a minor crime, but there are still substantial penalties involved. You will still have a criminal record, which can affect your life in many ways. Fight for your legal rights with help from a Miami misdemeanor attorney from Asilia Law Firm. There’s no case too big or too small. Schedule a consultation with our office today. Call (786) 420-3014 or fill out the online form.

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