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St. Lucie Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in St. Lucie, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. for legal assistance as soon as possible. Misdemeanors are the lower grade of criminal offenses, but that does not mean that a conviction does not carry serious penalties. Misdemeanor convictions can still be punishable by possible jail time and large fines. Misdemeanor convictions will also appear on criminal records, which can lead to significant hardship in matters involving employment, housing, or professional licensing applications. Any person who is charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense in Florida needs to take the criminal charge seriously.
If you were recently arrested for any kind of misdemeanor crime in St. Lucie, do not say anything to authorities until you have legal representation. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can fight to get your criminal charges dismissed or your penalties reduced. Call 772-336-4357 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Why You Need The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
When you are charged with a misdemeanor, you need a lawyer on your side. A criminal defense attorney will usually conduct an independent investigation of your arrest and alleged violation. During discovery, your defense lawyer may be able to challenge evidence or identify other weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case that allow for greater leverage during negotiations, increasing the chance of your charges being dropped.
If a plea agreement cannot be reached, you will need a lawyer to defend you at trial. At trial, a prosecutor will have to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to present the strongest possible case to make it more difficult for a prosecutor to satisfy this high burden. With a lawyer’s help, you have a far greater chance of facing reduced penalties or a not guilty verdict.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been practicing criminal defense in St. Lucie, representing people in Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park, and other surrounding areas for over 25 years, so we know what it takes to win these cases. We have won numerous awards over the years, including a perfect 10 Avvo rating, due to our vast success on behalf of our clients.
Cases We Handle
A misdemeanor refers to the classification of a criminal offense, and is less serious than a felony. Misdemeanors are not limited to a specific group of offenses, but instead apply to a wide range of different crimes. Some of the most common misdemeanor crimes people are charged with in Port St. Lucie include, but are not limited to:
- Driving on a Suspended License
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol or Drugs
- Possession of Marijuana
- Petit Theft (petty theft)
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting an Officer Without Violence
- Prostitution (first offense)
You should never think that a misdemeanor will only result in a small fine. Some fines can be quite large, and judges can also impose other restrictions or requirement on convicted offenders, including possible orders to complete community service or drug or alcohol treatment. Some misdemeanor convictions can even lead to jail time.
Contact a St. Lucie Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Were you arrested for a misdemeanor offense in St. Lucie or a surrounding area of Florida? You will want to quickly find a criminal defense lawyer for help achieving the best possible resolution to your case. David Golden has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer rating denoting the highest level of professional excellence, and is listed on the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He can review your case to help explain your legal options when you call 772-336-4357 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.