All Misdemeanors


The Law Office of Dave L. Simmons, P.A., is a Fort Lauderdale based law firm dedicated to representing individuals faced with criminal offenses. When you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is imperative that you seek consultation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Simmons is a former Prosecuting Attorney for the State Attorney’s Office in Broward County and former Public Defender in Broward County. He has had the unique experience of handling misdemeanor and felony cases on both sides of the judicial system in Broward County, Florida.

The firm offers experienced representation for all misdemeanor offenses including the following:

  • Possession of Cannabis/Marijuana
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Domestic violence
  • Battery
  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Solicitation of Prostitution/Lewdness
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Driving on Suspended License
  • Trespass
  • Worthless Checks
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Intoxication
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Traffic Criminal

The following chart details the minimum and maximum penalties for all misdemeanor charges:

The prospect of having a conviction on ones permanent record causes much trepidation to the individuals that are faced with a misdemeanor charge. A conviction for a misdemeanor charge or even an allegation of a misdemeanor can have a devastating effect on ones reputation and livelihood.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense by way of an arrest or notice to appear in court, you may feel embarrassed and upset at the situation. It is the goal of the Law Office of Dave L. Simmons, P.A. to have your cased dismissed by utilizing every option available, including negotiations with the State Attorney, diversion programs, motion practice and trial, and upon dismissal to have the case removed from your permanent record.

Many individuals faced with a misdemeanor offense will qualify for “diversion” programs such as the Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP) and Drug Court, which will have the end result of dismissing your case.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may feel overwhelmed by the experience and may have many unanswered questions. The Law Office of Dave L. Simmons, P.A., offers a free consultation to discuss the facts and details of your case. As you know, any arrest for a criminal offense is a serious matter, take the time to know your legal rights by calling the office and setting up your free consultation. (954) 765-3540