Jacksonville Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Also Fighting for the Accused in the Counties of Nassau, St. Johns, Clay & Baker
Like other states, Florida crimes are categorized into misdemeanors and felonies based on how much time you will face in jail or prison. Misdemeanors are the lesser offenses of the two categories, with potential jail time of up to a year.
Just because they are not as serious as felonies does not mean that misdemeanor convictions cannot majorly impact your life. You will likely face fines, probation, and possibly other penalties along with jail time. These can include a driver’s license suspension, community service hours, mandatory counseling, and other court orders, depending on the nature of the offense.
In addition, a criminal record can make finding a job, getting a loan, or securing rental housing challenging. It can result in losing a professional license or being disqualified to obtain one. All of these consequences can cause strain on you and your family.
Thus, taking a misdemeanor charge seriously and seeking legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential.
At McCormick Law, we defend clients facing misdemeanor charges aggressively. Our Jacksonville misdemeanor crime lawyer has over a decade of legal experience and is prepared to fight for you in court. We understand the stress and uncertainty of being charged with a crime, and we are here to provide the compassionate support and uncompromising advocacy you need.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, call (904) 353-0436 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our firm.
I cannot say thank you enough to Mr. McCormick and his team. Everyone was amazingly nice and professional and I always got a response in a timely manner. He was worth every penny so I didn’t have to face the court alone.- Amber H.
The first conversation that I had with him gave me peace as a Mother knowing that my son would have the right attorney in his corner. He always responded to messages and his confidence and experience were exemplary.- Rhonda H.
Words can't even describe how awesome Russell B. McCormick is! He is simply amazing. He truly listens and cares, whatever your situation may be. My case was dropped and I'm just so thankful for what he's done for us.- Shawna L.
Thanks for your excellent service and professionalism. In a short period of time, you helped us to understand and succeed in our situation. I recommend 100%.- Ingrid S.
Mr. McCormick and his staff were on top of things from the very beginning. He kept me updated as the case progressed. Always returned my phone calls and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond anything we expected.- Janine K.
Mr. McCormick did an outstanding job representing my son, he’s always professional and response in a timely manner. Not only him, but Ms. Dorothy as well!- Victoria C.
I gave Mr. McCormick a call and met the next day about my case. Not only did he do a great job on my case, but he and his office worked quickly and did the groundwork to get all charges dropped.- Mike H.
Russell McCormick is an excellent attorney. With Russell's professional expertise and knowledge, my son received a lesser sentence. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.- Carla B.
Florida has taken a serious approach to repeat offenders of some more common misdemeanors.
For example, one prior conviction of petit theft can enhance a subsequent charge from a second-degree misdemeanor (punishable by up to 60 days in jail) to a first-degree misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year in jail). Two prior petit theft convictions can be used to enhance a third misdemeanor petit theft to a third-degree felony.
The crime of DUI is treated very similarly. A prior DUI conviction may be used to enhance the penalty of a subsequent conviction. Two previous convictions may be used to enhance a third DUI to a third-degree felony.
The Value of Legal Representation at McCormick Law
The consequences of misdemeanors can be severe. Discussing your case directly with our Jacksonville misdemeanor defense attorney ensures you understand what you are up against, what to expect, and how to best move forward.
Attorney Russell McCormick can draw on his background as a former prosecutor and his years of successful results to help you navigate the system and seek an optimum outcome.
Request a free initial consultation with our criminal defense lawyer by contacting us at (904) 353-0436 today.