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A popular spring break destination and college town, the Florida Panhandle is often associated with many types of arrests. These arrests can include a variety of misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. Florida Panhandle Arrests Can Include:
An arrest in the Florida Panhandle can have a lasting negative impression on your future. Felonies and misdemeanors can stay on your criminal record permanently or for several years to come and can affect future jobs or employment. Additionally, college students can be penalized at school for law violations that occur off campus.
If you have been charged with an offense in the Florida Panhandle, it is best to hire an attorney who is familiar with Florida laws and statutes, and can most effectively represent you for your alleged violation of Florida law. Contact the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law today for a free consultation regarding your Florida Panhandle arrest.
Most Florida criminal offenses and punishments are defined in Title XLVI of the Florida Statutes in chapters 775-896. A misdemeanor in Florida, as described in §775.08 of the Florida Statutes, is any criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment of less than one year in a county correctional facility, but does not include convictions for noncriminal traffic violations or county ordinance. Felonies are any criminal offenses that are punishable by death or imprisonment in state penitentiary by more than one year.
If you are convicted of an offense in the Florida Panhandle, you can be sentenced to state prison time, fines or both. The penalties for offenses in Florida are listed in §775.082 and §775.083 of the Florida Statutes.
Misdemeanor penalties can include fines up to $1,000 and jail time up to one year. Penalties for felonies can involve prison time up to life in prison without parole or the death penalty, and fines up to $15,000.
Additionally, according to Florida Statutes § 775.082, someone who has been found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor in Florida can also have their license suspended or revoked, property forfeited, be removed from office or any other civil penalty as determined by the court or other lawful authority.
Penalties for college student arrests or student disciplinary hearings can also include school punishments, such as admonition, warnings, probation, suspension and even expulsion.
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If you have been arrested in the Florida Panhandle, including Tallahassee, Leon County and the surrounding Florida counties, contact the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law to discuss the particular facts of your case, and your possible defenses. There are many options to lessen your charges, or have them completely dropped entirely. Finding an experienced defense attorney in the Florida Panhandle can go a long way towards helping you avoid negative repercussions.
Contact the Pumphrey Law at (850) 681-7777 for a consultation about your Florida Panhandle arrest.
This article was last updated on October 22, 2016.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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