Navigating the criminal justice system can be confusing, especially if you have to do so alone. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you fight your case.
A Pompano Beach criminal Lawyer could represent you both in and out of court and help you fight the charges you are facing. Our skilled criminal defense Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert could help simplify the process of dealing with the criminal justice system and possibly increase your chances of a successful outcome.
What Types of Charges Could a Person be Charged With?
There is a long list of criminal offenses you could be charged within Pompano Beach, most of which are listed in Title XLVI of the Florida Statutes. Examples of charges that our Pompano Beach criminal Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert most commonly handle include:
- Drug-related offenses
- Assault and/or battery
We could also provide legal assistance and representation to fight other types of criminal charges. Our team of knowledgeable Lawyers could help you fight charges of being an accessory to a crime, and solicitation or conspiracy to commit a crime. No matter the specific situation, your legal counsel could provide more detailed information about your unique case and answer questions about the specific criminal charges you are facing.
What are the Penalties for Misdemeanor & Felony Convictions in Pompano Beach?
Chapter 775 of the Florida Statutes details the potential punishments and penalties for Misdemeanor and Felony convictions in Pompano Beach. Misdemeanor offenses are split into two degrees, with first-degree offenses being more serious than second-degree offenses. There are also several categories of Felony offenses which could include initially through third-degree Felonies, life Felonies, and capital Felonies.
The penalties for first-degree Misdemeanor offenses could include a term of imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of $1,000 or less. Second-degree Misdemeanor offenses are punishable by a maximum prison term of 60 days and a fine of up to $500.
The punishments for felony convictions range from a prison term of up to 30 years and a fine of up to $10,000 for first-degree offenses to a prison term of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000 for third-degree offenses. Florida state law also provides for sentencing multipliers, which are factors that could result in a harsher punishment upon conviction.
Examples of such factors include prior convictions for the same offense, being in possession of a firearm during the commission of the alleged offense, and allegedly committing an offense in furtherance of the activities of a criminal gang. A Pompano Beach criminal Lawyer could provide additional clarification regarding the law, specific criminal offenses, and possible punishments.
Consult with a Pompano Beach Criminal Attorney
Facing any type of criminal charges is not an easy situation to be in, and it is understandable to be unsure of how to best handle the situation. Legal assistance from Leifert & Leifert could ensure you do not have to face criminal charges on your own.
Choosing to have a Pompano Beach criminal Lawyer represent you means there will be someone on your side advocating for your best interests and due process rights. Call today to schedule a free consultation and start working to achieve the best possible legal outcome.