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Misdemeanor Offenses

Tampa Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer

In Florida, misdemeanor offenses are criminal offenses that are handled at the County Court level. Depending on the type of misdemeanor you have been charged with, the punishments can vary.

• 1st Degree Misdemeanor - punishable by no more than one year in jail, or one year of probation, and a fine of up to $1000.00.

• 2nd Degree Misdemeanor - punishable by no more than 60 days in jail, or six months probation, and a fine up to $1000.00.

Depending on the type of charge involved, you could be subject to additional penalties, including a driver's licensee suspension, restrictions on travel, and other sanctions.


Examples of Common Misdemeanors Charges in Tampa

• Battery

• Assault

• Misdemeanor DUI

• Disorderly Conduct

• Possession of Marijuana

• Driving while License Suspended

• Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief

• Trespassing

• Obstruction

• Worthless Checks (under $300)

• Petty Theft

• Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

• Resisting an Law Enforcement Officer without Violence


Sealing or Expunging your Tampa Misdemeanor Arrest

Most people facing misdemeanor charges have little or no prior involvement with the criminal system. Depending on the outcome of your case, and prior record, it may be possible to have your arrest record sealed or expunged at a later date.


Contact Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Dereck Capaz

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in Tampa, contact criminal defense attorney Dereck Capaz. The initial consultation is free and I am always available to advise you on the proper course of action to take.


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