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Florida Misdemeanor Charge FAQ

While a misdemeanor is considered a less-serious charge than a felony, any criminal charge is not to be taken lightly. The experienced misdemeanor lawyers at Pumphrey Law are ready to assist you and fight to protect your rights. 

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What is a Misdemeanor Charge in Florida?

In Florida, a misdemeanor is any crime that is punishable by less than one year in jail. These charges are handled by the County Courts.

What is the Difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony Charge in Florida?

First and foremost, a felony is considered a much more serious criminal charge and typically the consequences reflect this. A felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison or by death. Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than one year in jail.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Misdemeanor in Florida?

According to Florida Statute 775.15, prosecution for a first-degree misdemeanor must occur within 2 years from the date the crime was committed. Prosecution for a second-degree misdemeanor or noncriminal offense must occur within 1 year from the date the crime was committed.

What is a First-Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

In Florida, a first-degree misdemeanor can be punished by up to one year in jail. Examples of first-degree misdemeanors include simple battery, disorderly conduct, DUI, indecent exposure, marijuana possession, shoplifting, prostitution, and vandalism, among others.

What is a Second-Degree Misdemeanor in Florida?

A second-degree misdemeanor can be punishable in Florida by up to 60 days in jail. Examples of second-degree misdemeanors include simple assault, driving on a suspended license, and first-offense petit theft, among others.

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