Stuart Misdemeanor Attorneys

Fighting to Clear Your Name from the Criminal Justice System

Don’t make the mistake of believing your misdemeanor charges are meaningless. Far too many defendants fail to treat their accusations seriously because they falsely assume that misdemeanor charges are no big deal. That perception could not be further from the truth.

A conviction for a misdemeanor offense could land you in jail, subject you to steep fines, and result in a criminal record. Thus, passing background checks for jobs, housing, loans, and higher education will be difficult due to your criminal record. Not to mention, the stigma of being a convicted offender can haunt you for life, long after you served your time. That’s why you can count on our Stuart misdemeanor lawyers at ADL Law, P.A. to fight day and night to reduce or dismiss your accusations. We are deeply aware of what’s at stake in your life, which is why you can count on us to fiercely defend your misdemeanor charges, no matter what you’re up against.

Contact us at (772) 210-9097 to discuss your situation during a confidential consultation.

Misdemeanor Charges & Penalties

To better understand the magnitude of your charges, it will benefit you to review examples of misdemeanor crimes below, with the assumption that they are first-time offenses:

  • Petty theft
  • Shoplifting
  • DUI
  • Driving while license suspended
  • Reckless driving
  • Loitering
  • Trespassing
  • Public intoxication
  • Giving alcohol to a minor
  • Battery
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams)
  • Prostitution

Misdemeanor accusations can be in the first or second degree. First-degree misdemeanors are more serious than second-degree misdemeanors, however, both charges carry detrimental consequences, such as:

  • First-degree misdemeanor: $1,000 fines and up to 1 year in prison
  • Second-degree misdemeanor: $500 fines and up to 60 days in prison

In addition, you may be required to pay restitution to victims, fulfill community service hours, attend counseling and treatment, and serve probation.

Difference Between Felony & Misdemeanor Charges

Felonies are the most serious accusations a person can receive, as they are punishable by death, life in prison, or imprisonment for at least one year. Typical felony crimes involve large amounts of drugs or money or causing serious bodily harm or death to another person. Examples of felony charges include murder, robbery, and rape. With so much on the line, the legal proceedings for felony charges can be extensive compared to misdemeanor criminal procedures.

While felony charges carry harsher penalties than misdemeanors, the bottom line is that both types of offenses can rob you of your freedom, future, reputation, and, ultimately, your peace of mind.

Defend Your Misdemeanor Charges with ADL Law, P.A.

To us, nothing is more important than helping you move forward from your misdemeanor charges. We’ve witnessed firsthand how terrifying a conviction can be, therefore, we will go the extra mile to help safeguard you from the impacts of your accusations, beginning from the moment you retain our Stuart misdemeanor attorneys. Our founding attorney, a former police officer, Attorney Adam Less knows how the other side of the justice system operates and can leverage that knowledge to build a powerhouse defense for you.

When you choose ADL Law, P.A. to defend your freedom and rights, you will quickly learn why you made the right decision. To get started on your case, contact us at (772) 210-9097!

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney and Practice Magazine's
  • Avvo - Clients Choice 2015 in criminal defense
    "I and my child are SO GRATEFUL for how he made this process feel once he was involved."
    Mr. Less was contacted at almost 4:30 in the afternoon to handle a case for my child. Mr. Less made sure to explain everything thoroughly, the good, the bad and everything in between. Mr. Less was very empathetic to my child's fears and he was ...
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    Adam has been the best lawyer in defending me in a child custody case.
    - Anonymous
    "He was very professional and knowledgeable."
    He is a new attorney, and I felt as though he had a lot of experience in the criminal field.
    - anonymous
    "In court, he did his thing and my charges were dropped."
    I can now go on with my life.
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    "I am greatly thankful for his help and highly recommend him."
    I was charged with a DUI and immediately became overwhelmed with all the legal repercussions. Adam contacted me the Monday following my arrest and politely invited me to his office to discuss my case. At his office Adam never interrupted me while I explain
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