Gainesville Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

Many people are confused as to what the differences between misdemeanors and felonies are in Florida. In general, a felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison or death. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by less than a year in prison. There are, however, finer points to the law, points that experienced lawyers like our team at Hertz & Kearns can explain to you.

Felony Defense Attorneys Serving Alachua County And Throughout North Central Florida

The State of Florida is still incredibly punitive when it comes to crimes like felony gun and drug charges, which feature mandatory minimum sentences for convictions. Other serious charges, like aggravated assault, can also lead to time in state prison, probation and heavy fines. Depending on the charge, you could also have to register as a sex offender. Other penalties, such as the loss of the right to vote, will follow when you are released from prison.

All of these consequences make it essential to have a lawyer in your corner if you are facing felony charges.

Gainesville Lawyers Can Explain The Consequences Of Misdemeanor Charges

The punishment for a misdemeanor may not be as serious as for a felony, but that does not mean that you should not take it seriously. That is why it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation fighting on your behalf.

Whether A Felony Or A Misdemeanor, You Need An Attorney

Contact our office if you have been arrested or if you have learned the police are investigating you. It is essential that you obtain legal representation so that your legal rights can be protected. Call 352-378-2268 to schedule a free consultation. We accept credit cards.