Criminal Law

CPLS, P.A. Law Firm handles almost every type of criminal offense from driving under the influence to attempted murder, as well as any and all non-criminal traffic infractions. If you have been stopped by law enforcement and been subjected to any form of criminal or non-criminal infraction, call CPLS, P.A. Law Firm today to discuss your rights and options.

Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanor offenses consist of any criminal violations that can be punishable by up to one year in the county jail or one year of probation. In Florida, there are 1st Degree misdemeanors, punishable by a maximum of one year in the county jail, one year of probation, and/or a combination of jail and probation that does not exceed one year, and 2nd Degree Misdemeanors, punishable by a maximum of up to sixty (60) days in the county jail or six (6) months of probation. While the penalties for misdemeanors offenses are less severe than those for felony offenses, they should be taken just as seriously, as any conviction for any criminal offense could negatively impact many other aspects of your life, including your employment, your driver’s license and ultimately even your freedom.

Driving Offenses

No Valid Driver's Lisence

Driving While License Suspended

Driving Under the Influence

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Reckless Driving

Theft Offenses

Petite Theft (value of property taken less than $300)

Resisting Merchandise Recovery


Unauthorized Use of Credit Card

Drug Offenses

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Marijuana (less than 20 grams)

Property Crimes


Loitering and Prowling

Resisting an Officer Without Violence
Disorderly Conduct
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Felony Offenses

Felony offenses consist of any criminal violations that can punishable by more than one year in the county jail or more than one year of probation. In Florida, there are 3rd Degree felonies, punishable by a maximum of five (5) years in state prison, 2nd Degree felonies, punishable by a maximum of fifteen (15) years in state prison, and 1st Degree felonies, punishable by a maximum of thirty (30) years in state prison, or in the most serious cases, up to life in prison or even death. Simply being arrested for any felony could have very negative consequences in almost all aspects of your life so it is vitally important to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible following any arrest.

Driving Offenses

Driving Under the Influence

Driving While License Suspended

Theft Offenses

Grand Theft

Failure to Return Rented or Leased Property

Scheme to Defraud



Drug Offenses

Possession of Marijuana (more than 20 grams)

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Heroin

Possession of Controlled Substance

Drug Trafficing

Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver

Sexual Offenses

Sexual Battery


Lewd/Lascivious Behavior

Possession of Child Pornography

Traveling to Meet a Minor with Sexual Intent

Internet-related Sex Offenses

Firearm Offenses

Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

Carrying a Concealed Firearm

Resisting an Officer With Violence
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Battery
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
Home Invasion
Attempted Murder
Child Abuse
Aggravated Child Abuse

Juvenile Offenses

If a minor is arrested and charged with any offense it can have negative consequences for years, including potentially impacting the college and graduate school admission process and even professional licensing years down the road. At CPLS, P.A. Law Firm we work to resolve juvenile cases in unique ways that can work to protect your child’s social and academic development.

Non-Criminal Traffic Offenses

If you have received a ticket for speeding, running a red light or stop sign, careless driving or any other moving violation, the results can negatively impact you driver’s license, but by hiring a CPLS, P.A. Law Firm you may be able to challenge your ticket and/or ensure that no points are added to you license that would count towards a possible suspension.

Bond Hearings

Every person arrested, with the exception of those arrested for very serious 1st degree felony offenses and those being held on violations of probation, is entitled to a reasonable bond under Florida law. If a family member or friend is being held on either a no bond status or if their bond is simply too high for them to make, you should immediately contact CPLS, P.A. Law Firm to discuss your options.


If you have been convicted of any offense and you believe that an error in law or fact has been made in your case, it may make sense to talk with the Frank Family Law Firm about an appeal of your case.


If you have previously been arrested or have received a “withhold of adjudication” on a prior criminal case, you may be eligible to have your prior criminal record either sealed or expunged. The laws related to sealing and expunging are specific as the types of offenses that have been committed, so if you have questions about whether you may be eligible to have a prior record sealed or expunged, contact CPLS, P.A. Law Firm today.