Orlando Misdemeanor and Felony Defense Lawyers
Regardless of whether you have been charged with a minor misdemeanor, like a traffic ticket, or a more serious felony crime like drug trafficking or organized fraud, your legal representation needs remain mostly the same: You need a legal team with experience and focus that will help you fight these criminal charges and protect your life, family and future.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, our lawyers are here to help. We defend clients throughout central Florida against almost any type of criminal charge.
As former prosecutors who have focused our entire careers on criminal justice issues, our attorneys are able to defend you against the most simple of misdemeanors to the most complicated of felony charges.
What Is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?
There are two types of misdemeanors. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and one year in jail. A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. We are experienced in handling all misdemeanor cases and are able to recognize additional potential collateral consequences of a conviction, such as a driver’s license suspension or immigration consequences. Our attorneys are focused and experienced, and understand the best strategies to defend against misdemeanor criminal charges.
Some of the common more serious felonies include:
- Certain violent crimes and weapons crimes
- Possession of a large quantity of marijuana or cocaine
- Drug trafficking
- Multiple DUI convictions
- Certain sex crimes
The more serious charges are considered felonies and are punishable by more than a year in jail. Third degree felonies are punishable by up to $5,000 and five years imprisonment. Second degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. A first degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Life felony is punishable by life in prison and $15,000 fine. A Capital felony is punishable by death.
Our Orlando attorneys handle misdemeanor and felony cases, always looking to aggressively defend our clients and obtain the best outcome possible for them. Contact us.