Criminal Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor Charges Receive the Same Legal Defense Strategy as Felony Charges

There is no such thing as a minor crime. Misdemeanors carry burdensome, sometimes life-changing, consequences — including potential jail time, heavy fines and restitution. In addition, a criminal history can affect employment opportunities and personal relationships. That is why Francis Jerome Shea, P.A. gives misdemeanor cases our fullest attention.

Francis Jerome Shea, P.A. has more than three decades of experience in criminal defense. Our law firm advises our clients on what is in their best interests at every stage. Depending on the facts of a given case, we may negotiate a plea bargain or recommend fighting charges at trial. In all cases, we build an aggressive defense to reach the best possible outcomes.

Types of Misdemeanors in Florida

In Florida, cases typically charged as misdemeanors include:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Disorderly intoxication
  • Obstructing justice
  • Resisting without violence
  • Trespass
  • Petit theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Criminal mischief
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Prostitution offenses
  • Soliciting
  • Indecent exposure
  • False report of a crime
  • Loitering and prowling
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)

Protect Your Rights in Criminal Court

If you have been arrested on misdemeanor charges, call Francis Jerome Shea, P.A. at 904.399.1966 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.