West Palm Beach Misdemeanor Attorney
How a Felony Conviction Can Affect You
Felony cases are handled in Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, Florida (Fifteenth Judicial Circuit). If you are convicted of a felony, your life is changed forever. You could be incarcerated in state prison as well as lose your right to vote or own a firearm. Worst of all, you may find it difficult to find a job. In addition, you may never again be able to be “bonded” in a job that involves trust or the handling of money or valuables. Hiring a West Palm Beach Misdemeanor Attorney could make the difference for your case.
How a Misdemeanor Conviction Can Affect You
Misdemeanors in West Palm Beach are handled in Palm Beach County County Court. While misdemeanor convictions do not carry the same grave consequences of a felony, they could harm your ability to find a job in certain industries or professions, especially those involving trust or the handling of money or valuables.
In addition, in misdemeanor drug and prostitution cases, your driver’s license could be suspended immediately.
Violation of Probation or House Arrest
Judges do not take probation violations or violations of house arrest lightly, particularly since the new Florida Anti-Murder Act went into effect in early 2007. The sentence for a probation violation or violation of house arrest can be very harsh; thus it is extremely important to have the best legal representation possible.
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Mandatory sentencing laws have severely limited a judge’s discretion in imposing a sentence in recent years. This is particularly true in cases involving repeat violent offenders.
- Life felony: Life imprisonment
- First-degree felony: 30-year prison term
- Second-degree felony: 15-year prison term
- Third-degree felony: 5-year prison term
During your free first case assessment with us, our experienced team of criminal lawyers will explain the potential sentences or penalties for your felonies and misdemeanors charges as well as your available options (such as treatment or negotiating a reduced charge). You’ll also learn how a close analysis of the state’s evidence against you may be used in your defense. To speak with attorney Tom Inskeep, call our office at (561) 835-1158 or email us now. The Firm first checks for any client conflict and asks that you fill out a form before your consultation. It is possible to do a consultation by telephone, but the form must be received before the consultation.