Miami Misdemeanor Attorneys

Criminal - Misdemeanor

A misdemeanor is any “lesser” criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions and regulatory offences.

  • Criminal mischief
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Certain types of assault
  • Reckless damage or destruction
  • Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle
  • Criminal trespass
  • Theft of property worth less than $50
  • Issuing a bad check
  • Falsely reporting a missing child or person

Misdemeanor FAQ
What is the difference between misdemeanor and infraction?

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony, but more serious than an infraction. Common examples of misdemeanors are disturbing the peace, petty theft, DUI without injuring anyone, and public intoxication. An infraction, the mildest crime. An infraction is usually the violation of a regulation, ordinance, municipal code, and/or traffic law, such as jaywalking, littering, and traffic violations, among others.

What is a second degree misdemeanor?

Misdemeanors of the second degree are the least serious misdemeanors in Florida, and a conviction can result in a jail term of up to 60 days and a fine of up to $500. If lawmakers fail to classify a misdemeanor, then it is punishable as a misdemeanor of the second degree. (Fla. Stat. § § 775.081, 775.082, 775.083.) For example, prostitution is a misdemeanor of the second degree.


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