Orlando Misdemeanors Lawyer
Just because a crime is common does not mean that it is not serious. Misdemeanor crimes can come with jail time, monetary penalties, and more. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, do not leave your freedom to chance. The Orlando misdemeanors lawyers at the O’Mara Law Group have a national reputation for quality criminal defense and have been asked to teach other attorneys how to improve their criminal defense practice. Let us help defend you in your misdemeanor case.
Misdemeanor Crimes We Defend
When clients come to us for help, they are stressed, worried, and confused about their situation, but we are here to help. We help our clients understand the crimes that have been charged, the next steps in the criminal justice process, and identify the best possible outcome for the case. We develop the best defense arguments for our clients and zealously defend them in court. The criminal defense attorneys at the O’Mara Law Group handle a number of different misdemeanor offenses in Florida, covering a wide range of alleged activities. Some of the misdemeanor accusations we defend include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Marijuana possession
- Cocaine possession
- Methamphetamine possession
- Ecstasy or molly possession
- Drug paraphernalia possession
- Possession of prescription drugs
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Computer fraud
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Computer network hacking
- Employee theft
- Mortgage fraud, and more.
Penalties for Misdemeanor Offenses
Although misdemeanor offenses do not sound serious, the penalties attached to conviction can have severe consequences for your life. In Florida, misdemeanor offenses are split into first and second degree offenses. First degree misdemeanor convictions are the more serious of the two categories and can come with up to one year in jail as well as a fine up to $1,000. Second degree misdemeanor convictions can also come with a jail term up to sixty days and a fine up to $500.
Depending on the type of misdemeanor offense you are convicted of, these crimes can have additional consequences on your life. Conviction for a misdemeanor means that you have a criminal record, which will appear on every background check performed by a potential employer or landlord. You may no longer qualify for security clearances, and the conviction becomes public record that anyone can search and see. A conviction for a misdemeanor offense can have significant ramifications for your personal and professional life, so do not take a chance on your criminal defense.
Helping Good People Through Hard Times
Do not let a misdemeanor conviction disrupt your personal and professional life or ruin your criminal record with a minor offense. Call or contact the O’Mara Law Group today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case. We promise to provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and advise you on the best possible outcomes for your case, with all of the steps outlined along the way. Get the O’Mara Law Group on your side today.