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Misdemeanor - Criminal Defense

Lakeland Misdemeanor Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience as a Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Lawyer to work for those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney William Twyford about your legal rights, options and goals involving Misdemeanor Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes.

When an individual is arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime, all too often the charges are not taken as seriously as they should. Because the penalties are less severe than felony crimes, a misdemeanor conviction still goes on your record, and potentially lead to incarceration of up to 364 days in jail.

With more and more companies conducting background checks during the employment hiring process added to the rate of unemployment, any criminal conviction may pose to be an obstacle in seeking employment, housing opportunities, or any area of your life where prior criminal history is considered or required to be revealed by law or policy of a given organization or business.

Another factor to consider is that depending upon the misdemeanor crime conviction, your criminal history may be the difference in being charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law in the future. Certain crimes may allow any other future related criminal offenses to be escalated to a felony criminal charge.

Another thing to be aware of relating to misdemeanor charges is that a misdemeanor in the first degree is often offered as a plea bargain in order to get you to admit you committed a crime, trying to make you believe if you do not take the offer, you WILL serve time in prison. If a trail is unavoidable, an experienced attorney may be able to get the charge knocked down further to a misdemeanor in the second degree, which may allow you to have a sentence of time served, no probation time, and even the possibility of allowing you to have the record sealed or expunged completely. Doing this protects you from having a criminal record follow you around for the rest of your life.

While the goal in any criminal case is to seek to have all charges dropped, when the prosecution will not allow that to happen because of the evidence against you, sometimes negotiating for a diversion program or a reduction in charges are the best option for your future.

If arrested for a misdemeanor crime, when you hire Attorney, William Twyford, you can be assured that all the evidence against you will be closely examined and put under a microscope, all legal remedies will be explored that may provide you the best possible outcome relating to your criminal charges, and when necessary, aggressively fight for your rights and freedoms at trial.

If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues relating to Misdemeanor defense or other criminal defense matters, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. At Twyford Law, LLC, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights those accused, arrested and charged with Misdemeanor or other criminal charges in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 to discuss your legal rights, options, and needs relating to Misdemeanor Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense issues or disputes. You may also contact us by filling out and submitting our online case evaluation form.


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