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Central Florida Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer


Former State Misdemeanor Prosecutor


Jason Hicks is a Central Florida Misdemeanor Criminal Defense lawyer offering aggressive and experienced representation to clients accused of Misdemeanor criminal offenses in the counties of Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Indian River, Osceola, Volusia, and the rest of Central Florida. If you were arrested on any Misdemeanor criminal charge, or are facing any Misdemeanor criminal charge in county court in the Central Florida area, contact Misdemeanor criminal defense attorney Jason Hicks right away. As you probably already know, Misdemeanor allegations can seriously affect your finances, reputation, liberty, and your ability to get or keep a job.


Jason Hicks is a former State Attorney who prosecuted literally thousands of misdemeanor criminal cases in Central Florida. Mr. Hicks used to prosecute Misdemeanor cases of all levels of complexity in the Central Florida area. Every misdemeanor case should be examined closely to determine if the charges can be dismissed and removed from your criminal record. If you are looking for a Central Florida Misdemeanor Attorney or Brevard County Misdemeanor Lawyer for any Misdemeanor related offense, please contact the Jason Hicks Law Firm immediately for a free consultation.


If this is a first-time Misdemeanor offense, most courts in Central Florida have diversion programs designed for many first-time offenders which will ultimately result in the dismissal of your charges. If your Misdemeanor case is dismissed, whether through diversion or for most other reasons, you may also be eligible to have the record of your arrest sealed or expunged. Attorney Jason Hicks will always look for ways to achieve the dismissal of your Misdemeanor charges or seek alternative resolutions (such as pretrial diversion) that may qualify you to have the arrest record expunged or sealed. Jason Hicks defends all types of Misdemeanor cases and offers aggressive Misdemeanor defense throughout the state of Florida concentrating in Brevard County and the rest of Central Florida. Each misdemeanor case is important, and Jason Hicks sets the same goal in each case, which is dismissal. The second goal, if dismissal is impossible, is to keep potential penalties to an absolute minimum. Jason Hicks understands the importance to you of avoiding a Misdemeanor conviction and always examines your case to see if you are eligible to have your arrest's record expunged and/or sealed.


There are two main classifications of crimes in Florida separated by the preceived seriousness of the offense: 1) misdemeanors and 2) felonies. Misdemeanors are the less serious of the two. A Misdemeanor is any offense where the Court may sentence an individual to county jail for up to one year (as opposed to Florida State Prison for a year or more). There are two main classifications of misdemeanor charges: 1st degree misdemeanors, and 2nd degree misdemeanors. The maximum penalties for each is different. A 2nd Degree Misdemeanor is generally punishable up to sixty (60) days in county jail and the fine can be as high as $500. There are exceptions to this general rule, however, for 2nd degree misdemenaors such as DUI. 1st Degree Misdemeanors are punishable up to three hundred and sixty four days (364) in county jail and the fine can be as high as $1000 (again, there are some limited exceptions to these general rules).


In a large number of misdemeanor cases, Mr. Hicks will be able to attend Court for you without you having to appear.


Commonly prosecuted misdemeanor charges include the following:


Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Possessing Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of less than 20 grams of Marijuana

Petit Theft

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Assault / Battery

Battery including Domestic Violence

•Violation of Injunctions or Restraining Orders

•Solicitation for Prostitution

•Resisting Arrest without the Use of Violence

•Giving a False Name

Trespassing

•Disorderly Conduct

•Disorderly Intoxication

•Bad Checks

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Criminal Mischief

•City Ordinance Violations