Penalties

The following penalties may be imposed for the different classifications of misdemeanor offenses in Florida:

  • First Degree – Punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000
  • Second Degree – Punishable by up to 60 days in jail

It is important to note that the specific penalties enforced by the court may vary depending on the circumstances of the particular case, the jurisdiction and even the judge's discretion in some cases. It is therefore important to discuss your specific misdemeanor charges with a criminal lawyer who can advise you on what penalties may apply for your unique case. Don’t make the mistake of assuming a misdemeanor is a “minor” case that doesn’t deserve legal representation. Misdemeanor charges can result in jail time, fines, and more.

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