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Make No Mistake: All Criminal Charges Are Serious

Last updated on July 27, 2023

There is a belief that a misdemeanor is not a big concern. People think that if a charge is “only a misdemeanor,” they will be ok. The truth is very different. Those facing a misdemeanor charge are at risk of significant long-term consequences.

At Rashad Green Firm, attorney Rashad Green fights for the rights of his clients. He has protected clients from Tallahassee, Tampa and the surrounding areas in numerous criminal law cases. His knowledge of Florida law and tenacity are respected by both his clients and peers. If you find yourself facing criminal charges, contact us today to learn how attorney Green can help you.

What Is A Misdemeanor?

Generally speaking, the penalties for a misdemeanor are less severe than those for felonies, but that does not mean they are minor. You can face significant fines and extended periods of time in jail, usually up to one year. Misdemeanor offenses can include:

  • Shoplifting and other petty theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Resisting arrest
  • Marijuana possession
  • Providing alcohol to a minor
  • Vandalism and similar property crimes
  • Drunk driving (in certain cases)

Some crimes are nearly always charged as misdemeanors, while others (including some listed above) can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on circumstances.

Why You Should Contact An Experienced Attorney As Soon As Possible

One of the most common misconceptions about any criminal charge – not just misdemeanors – is that you can clear things up simply by explaining your side of the story. However, attempting to talk your way out of trouble puts you at significant legal risk. Police already assume you are guilty, which means that whatever you say can and likely will be used against you later. That’s why it is so important to have a defense attorney by your side from the very beginning. If you’ve been arrested and police want to question you, you have the right to refuse to answer any questions until you have consulted with an attorney. This is a wise move, as your attorney will ensure your rights are not violated and that you don’t accidentally say something incriminating.

A Legacy In The Law. A Dedication To Advocacy.

A legacy of respected legal service has defined attorney Green’s life. He saw the good that the law can do as a child and grew up to become a lawyer to use that potential for good for his clients. At Rashad Green Firm, we pursue the fair outcomes our clients deserve with strength and skill. You can reach our office by calling 813-640-4000 or by using our online contact form. We serve clients throughout the Tallahassee and Tampa areas.