Pensacola Felonies & Misdemeanors Lawyer 

Experienced Defense Against Felonies & Misdemeanors in Florida 

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and confusing experience; simply understanding the charges against you can be difficult. Even more challenging can be knowing whom to turn to, or where to go for advice on your defense options.

At the law firm of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we understand that people make mistakes, or sometimes have a lapse in judgment that can lead to criminal charges. We also know that information is power when planning your criminal defense. With more than 40 years of experience, our Pensacola criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge needed to help you understand your charges, and your options for combating them.

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Charges

Many charges can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony-level offense, depending on the nature of the crime. For instance, possession of a small amount of marijuana is often charged as a misdemeanor, while individuals who are found in possession of large quantities of marijuana face felony charges.

Misdemeanor charges, while very damaging to your future, are not as serious as a felony-level offense. While many individuals charged with misdemeanors may escape with a fine or probation, those convicted of a felony often face jail sentences and lengthy supervision periods after their release.

A misdemeanor offense will likely fall off of your criminal record after a period, while a felony can be difficult to escape; individuals with a felony conviction may have trouble finding employment with the black mark on their record. Convicted felons are also stripped of many of their constitutional rights, including the right to own a firearm.

Contact Our Pensacola Felonies & Misdemeanors Attorney Today

Whether you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony-level offense, the first step you should take to protect your future is to call our office. By contacting us immediately after your arrest, you can begin the process of planning your defense while the prosecution is still working to gather evidence against you.

Our staff is available 24/7 to discuss your charges, and will accept collect calls from the jail if you wish to begin planning your defense before your release. Contact us online or call (850) 495-7977 to discuss your specific misdemeanor or felony-level charges with one of our experienced lawyers. 

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Comprehensive Criminal Defense in Pensacola & Escambia County

Criminal charges in Pensacola can have severe repercussions on your personal and professional life. The local law enforcement agencies, including the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the Pensacola Police Department, are known for their stringent enforcement of criminal laws. A conviction can lead to hefty fines, jail time, loss of professional licenses, and other penalties that make it crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side.

Michael J. Griffith understands the unique challenges faced by residents in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. With the busy nightlife along Palafox Street and the frequent events at the Pensacola Bay Center, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing criminal charges. Our firm is well-versed in the local court systems, including the Escambia County Court, and we know how to navigate the complexities of criminal cases to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Legal Defense Tailored to You

We recognize that a criminal charge can be a daunting experience, especially with the potential for long imprisonment times and the impact on your reputation. Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including scrutinizing the conduct of the arresting officers and the accuracy of evidence presented against you. We aim to identify any procedural errors or violations of your rights that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we are committed to providing personalized legal support tailored to the needs of our local community. We can help you navigate the legal process and work hard to guard your future.

Why You Want Us in Your Corner

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • ABA
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • NADC

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