Miami Misdemeanor Attorney
Protecting Your Name, Freedom, & Future
While misdemeanor crimes are categorized as less serious offenses, a conviction can still have severe consequences to your name, freedom, and future. Depending on the degree of your misdemeanor, your penalties may include up to five years in jail, probation, hefty fines, loss of your right to possess a weapon, and more. In the event that you find yourself dealing with a misdemeanor, let Fischer Redavid PLLC help you. We are a premier criminal defense firm dedicated to helping the accused. Our Miami criminal defense lawyer has helped countless clients with cases similar to yours. We are prepared to go the extra mile to make sure that your rights and best interests are advocated all throughout the process. Let our firm obtain the results that you want.
We can help you with the following misdemeanor offenses:
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct/intoxication
- Loitering or prowling
- Other misdemeanor charges
Don’t take any chances with your future. Call (305) 400-0074 to schedule a free consultation and secure our services!
Criminal mischief is when a person willfully and maliciously injures or damages any real or personal property. The statute includes the placement of graffiti or any other acts of vandalism. In convicting a person for criminal mischief, the amount of damage done to the property matters because, based on the value, prosecutors decide the seriousness of the crime.
Under Florida law, the degree of criminal mischief is decided as such:
- If the damage is $200 or less, it is a misdemeanor of the second degree.
- If the damage is greater than $200 but less than $1,000, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
- If the damage is $1,000 or greater, or if there is interruption or impairment of a business operation or public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas or power, or other public services which costs $1,000 or more in labor and supplies to restore, it is a felony of the third degree.
Remember, while the value of the damage might seem clear, the prosecutors still have to prove how and by whom the damage was caused, the amount of damage, and ownership of the item(s). Just because prosecutors and police say so doesn’t make it fact. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our Miami misdemeanor attorney will make sure the State prosecutors have to meet their burden.
There are two types of disorderly behaviors that are considered as misdemeanors under Florida Law:
- Disorderly conduct- This occurs when you commit such acts that corrupt the public morals, outrage the sense of public decency, affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them, or engage in brawling or fighting. It’s punishable by up to 60 days in jail as a second-degree misdemeanor.
- Disorderly intoxication- This type of crime is committed when an intoxicated person endangers the safety of another person or property and is intoxicated or drinks in public causing a public disturbance. Disorderly intoxication is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail.
If defended properly, these charges can be dismissed before trial because the elements are subjective in nature. Often these charges stem from Miami’s booming nightlife, and police just don’t know what else to do. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we know what to do to defend you.
Loitering or Prowling
When a person is seen either loitering or prowling in a place at a time or in a manner that is unusual for law-abiding individuals, as long as the cause for alarm of the persons in the property or vicinity is justifiable, a criminal arrest is possible. To simply put, just about anybody can be arrested for loitering or prowling should the police officer feel like it. It’s an all too common charge and one that, when dealt with properly, is hardly substantiated in a court of law.
Miami is known for its nightlife; people are out at all times of the day and night here. Just because you’re walking down the street when an officer doesn’t think you should be, doesn’t necessarily mean you are loitering or prowling. Officers consider the fact whether the person takes flight (runs away), or refuses to identify themselves in deciding whether or not to charge them. But, the officer does have to provide you with an opportunity to dispel your concerns. We all know that there may be a multitude of reasons why a person is in a certain place, or why they run. Our Miami defense attorney will work to bring those facts to light.
Discuss Your Case with Fischer Redavid PLLC
No matter what misdemeanor charge you are dealing with, Fischer Redavid PLLC is knowledgeable in trial-tested defense strategies that can help you obtain the outcome that you want. We are prepared to go the extra mile and are unafraid to get creative in advocating your rights and best interests in the event that your misdemeanor proves to be difficult or has special circumstances.
Our Miami criminal defense lawyer can provide an honest evaluation of your case when you schedule a free consultation at (305) 400-0074!