A misdemeanor is essentially a crime punishable by less than one year in jail. Considered less serious than felonies, misdemeanors are handled at the county court level. They are punishable by a fine, probation, and/or imprisonment in the county jail, as opposed to a state prison sentence on a felony charge.
The process typically starts when a judge signs a warrant for you arrest. Once you have been incarcerated on the warrant, you may be held in custody without bond, until your VOP case is resolved. Keep in mind, there is no statute of limitations for violating your probation.
Unfortunately, the criminal appeals process in Florida is a complicated process, riddled with technical nuances, and strict deadlines. For these reasons, very few people attempt to file an appeal without being represented by an attorney. If you or a loved one need help appealing a criminal case, please contact Tampa criminal attorney William B. Wynne for a free consultation.
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Driving Under the Influence is a serious crime in Florida. Yet, contrary to popular belief, it is not illegal to simply “drink and drive.” Instead, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while being impaired by alcohol, or any other controlled substance. The key question, is whether or not the driver was “impaired.”
Getting a ticket is never a fun ordeal. Fortunately, most of the time, an experienced attorney can avoid points being assessed to your license. Best of all, in nearly all cases, you won’t even need to set foot in a court room. Attorney William B. Wynne, will personally appear on your behalf and fight to have your ticket either dismissed or reduced.