Crimes that are regarded as less serious offenses are referred to as misdemeanors. The penalties and consequences of misdemeanor convictions are typically less severe than felony convictions.
A misdemeanor usually is punishable by a fine or by incarceration in a local jail for a period of less than one year. Individuals with misdemeanor convictions on his or her criminal record may still vote, serve on a jury, and keep their professional license.
However, misdemeanor offenses still can cause major disruptions in a person's life—both personally and financially. They can result in the loss of employment or employment prospects and housing opportunities.
Our Lawyers: Former Prosecutors, Board Certified
At Canan Law, our attorneys have extensive expertise mitigating the penalties for individuals in St. Johns County and northeast Florida who have been accused of a wide range of misdemeanors.
Several of our criminal defense attorneys are former state prosecutors. One of our lawyers, Dan Hilbert, has been board-certified as a criminal defense attorney by the Florida Bar.
We have the trial experience and skills necessary to defend you.
Pleading Down Your Felony Charges
If you are facing felony charges, our lawyers, in some cases, may be able to plead down your charges to a misdemeanor to help minimize the imposed punishment and lessen the impact to your future.
If you or someone you know is facing misdemeanor charges, contact a lawyer from Canan Law before speaking with anyone or agreeing to any plea.