As a Jacksonville Misdemeanor Attorney’s Office, we have represented thousands of people arrested and charged with misdemeanor offenses. A “misdemeanor” is a crime that is punishable by up to one year in jail, as opposed to a “felony”, which is a crime punishable by over a year.
There are many misdemeanors one can be arrested for in Florida, but many are not considered serious. There are two types of misdemeanors, first degree and second degree. First degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year and a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail. Here are some misdemeanors in Florida:
Improper Exhibition of a Weapon
Resisting an Officer Without Violence
Driving Under the Influence
Possession of Less Than 20 Grams of Marijuana
Each of these crimes has certain elements that have to be proven in order to convict someone of the crime.