Robert Peddy is a Misdemeanor Crime Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional Misdemeanor and other Criminal Defense legal services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa, Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County, Florida.
A Misdemeanor Criminal Charge, while not considered as serious of a criminal offense as a felony crime according to the sentencing guidelines, misdemeanor crime convictions may still directly impact your life and may pose a hindrance in achieving some of your life choices and goals. If charged with a misdemeanor crime it is extremely important for you to seek experienced legal counsel so that you are fully aware of your legal rights, options, and potential defense strategies, based upon the specific circumstances of your case.
In the State of Florida there are three degrees of a felony crime:
Second Degree Misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $500 fine, sixty (60) days jail and/or 6 months probation;
First Degree Misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $1000 fine, twelve (12) months jail and/or probation.
Depending upon the evidence collected by law enforcement, your prior criminal record, and any special circumstances of the alleged crime, a misdemeanor criminal charge may be changed to a felony charge.
As a law firm providing professional misdemeanor crime defense attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa, Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County, Florida residents with the defense of misdemeanor charges, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights and freedoms of each of our criminal defense clients in an effort to achieve the best possible resolution when facing misdemeanor crime charges.
If you have have been arrested and/or charged with a misdemeanor crime, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland misdemeanor charge defense attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for a misdemeanor criminal charge they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime (or crimes) you are being tried for. We will put every piece of evidence under a microscope, as well as the actions of law enforcement as they pertain to your case in an effort to prove your innocence or show the jury and/or judge that reasonable doubt of your guilt does in fact exist.
Misdemeanor charges may include, but are not limited to:
- Assault or Battery;
- Boating under the influence;
- Criminal Mischief;
- DUI – Driving Under The Influence;
- Disorderly Conduct;
- Some Domestic Violence Charges;
- Driving with a Suspended License;
- Certain Lewd & Lascivious Acts
- Loitering and Prowling;
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol;
- Possession of Marijuana or Drug Paraphernalia;
- Disorderly intoxication;
- Prostitution / Solicitation;
- Resisting an Officer without Violence;
- Ticket Scalping;
- Theft (Petit);
- Unauthorized Sale of Alcohol;
At the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., we will listen to your story and inform you of your legal rights, options, and potential defense strategies. If you choose to retain our law firm to represent your legal rights and freedoms, we will thoroughly investigate and review the facts of your case, seek to have your charges dropped, reduced, or attempt to negotiate an acceptable plea bargain on your behalf, and when a trial is unavoidable we will aggressively defend you in the courtroom.
When facing misdemeanor charges, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.
The Law Offices of Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those arrested or charged with a misdemeanor crime in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City, Tampa, Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk County, Florida.