Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney

Misdemeanor - What is a Misdemeanor Crime?

A misdemeanor is any criminal offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment in a county correctional facility, except an extended term, not in excess of one year. A misdemeanor does not include conviction for any noncriminal traffic violation or any municipal or county ordinance.

Misdemeanors are classified, for the purpose of sentence and for any other purpose specifically provided by statute, as misdemeanors of the first degree and of the second degree. A misdemeanor is of the particular degree designated by statute, and any crime designated a misdemeanor without specification of degree is of the second degree.

Non-Criminal Violations

A noncriminal violation is any offense punishable by no other penalty than a fine, forfeiture, or other civil penalty. Violations of municipal or county ordinances, although punishable by incarceration, are not crimes. A noncriminal violation does not constitute a crime, and conviction for such a violation does not give rise to any legal disability based on a criminal offense.

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The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner you will have the benefit of the insight of a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated legal process.  Your attorney can advise as to what to do, and what not to do, to help your case proceed in a positive direction.  Your Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney and the judge in your case to pursue the possibility of having the charges in your case reduced to a lesser charge, or given the facts and circumstances, possibly dismissed. Plant City Criminal Lawyer If you have been questioned by a law enforcement officer or asked to give a statement to an investigator, contact us immediately. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. A Plant City Criminal Attorney can Help If you (or a loved one) have been arrested for a criminal offense in Tampa or in Plant City or anywhere else in Hillsborough County it is important that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Tampa / Plant City Criminal Defense Attorney.


Plant City Lawyers

Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill

Johnnie and David have experience in family law, criminal defense, probate and guardianship, auto accident law and business and construction litigation. Read more about Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill.

Personal Attention

You will work directly with the attorney handling your case and your calls and emails will be returned promptly so that you are always informed about the status of your case.

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Reasonable Fees

Our commitment is to charge you a fair and reasonable legal fee; however, we cannot quote an exact legal fee until we have evaluated your case. After a consultation by phone or in person, you will know where you stand legally and what it will cost to hire us.


Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill have 50 years combined experience representing clients in Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. We help clients resolve matters involving auto accidents, family law, probate, guardianship, DUI, criminal and business law.


As your lawyer, we will be dedicated to helping you find a solution to your legal problems - and above all, to having the peace of mind that your legal issue is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at law.

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Conveniently located just two blocks from the Plant City Courthouse
206 North Collins Street
Plant City, Florida 33563
Telephone (813) 759-1224
Fax (813) 759-1101