Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Mike Mackhanlall
Defense attorney Mike Mackhanlall defends all types of Misdemeanor cases offering aggressive Misdemeanor defense throughout the state of Florida. Our main offices serve the metropolitan areas of Orlando and Tampa/Clearwater, Florida. An experienced Florida Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer at Mack Law can assist you with all aspects of your case. Each case Mike handles is defended with the same degree of vigor and mindful of our ultimate goal which looks towards dismissal and keeping potential penalties to an absolute minimum.
We understand the importance of keeping your record clear of a Misdemeanor conviction and having your record expunged and/or sealed if eligible. In some instances, such as Domestic Violence enhanced crimes—not only is your freedom at stake, but also your right to bear arms and keep the firearms you already possess.
Mike’s experience give him the tools he need to provide you with the defense you deserve. We understand that your reputation, livelihood and well-being are on the line and we treat the opportunity to represent you as an honor and privilege.
If you have been recently arrested or charged with any Misdemeanor offense in the State of Florida, accused of Misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), have a Misdemeanor warrant for your arrest for failure to appear in court, are facing a Misdemeanor violation of probation or community control, received a Misdemeanor traffic ticket or want to explore the expunging or sealing of your Misdemeanor record, we invite you to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Florida Misdemeanor defense lawyer. We look forward to assisting you.
Out the two main classifications of crimes in Florida, (misdemeanors and 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). There are two main classifications of misdemeanor charges:
|TYPE OF MISDEMEANOR||MAXIMUM PENALTY|
|Second Degree Misdemeanor||Sixty (60) days County Jail|
|First Degree Misdemeanor||Three Hundred and Sixty Four (364) days County Jail|
A great number of cases may be eligible for diversionary programs such as the Misdemeanor Diversion Program or Drug Court which will result in dismissal upon successful completion. If these options are not available, our Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers will look for other ways to achieve dismissal of the charges. Other alternatives may include the payment of minimal court costs or probation. We will always seek to avoid a conviction being placed on our client’s record (referred to as a “withholding of adjudication”) and look for ways to preserve the possibility of a records expungement or sealing.
In a large number of misdemeanor cases, we will be able to attend Court for you without you having to appear.
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Drug Possession
- Possession Cannabis
- Petit Theft
- Domestic Violence
- Violation of Restraining Orders
- Solicitation for Prostitution
- Resisting Arrest
- Cannabis Possession/Drug Paraphelnia
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disorderly Intoxication
- Bad Checks
- Violations of Probation
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Criminal Mischief
- All Domestic Violence Related Crimes