Misdemeanors are minor offenses or lesser criminal acts.

bigstock Policeman Handcuffing Teenager 22787240 300x212 MisdemeanorAlthough they are less serious than felonies, misdemeanors can carry significant penalties.   A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail or 12 months probation.   Although jail time is not typical of a first misdemeanor charge, other severe consequences such as license suspension, deportation, increased insurance rates, and inability to become a citizen may result.   It is important to secure the assistance of a qualified criminal defense attorney to prevent unintended consequences of a misdemeanor from occurring. Misdemeanors include, but are not limited to: Assault and simple battery, possession of cannabis (marijuana), domestic violence, drinking in public, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, disorderly intoxication, indecent exposure, loitering and prowling, obstructing justice, petit theft, retail theft, prostitution, resisting officer without violence, shoplifting, stalking, and trespassing. If you have been charged with a Misdemeanor offense, it is important to seek the representation of a Criminal Defense Attorney immediately.  Call Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Michael McGinn to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options. As former state prosecutor who has handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases, Michael McGinn has the experience necessary to handle your case. Call McGinn Law P.A. at (813) 374-0353 today.  Mr. McGinn is available to handle cases in Hillsborough County and throughout the greater Tampa Bay Area. An experienced Brandon Criminal Defense attorney, Michael McGinn can help you throughout the entire legal process.  McGinn Law P.A.  will work with you during the criminal defense process to ensure the best possible outcome.

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