Other Criminal Offenses
Some crimes do not necessarily fit into one specific category. For instance, rape and indecent exposure among others fall under the category of sex crimes, but not all crimes have a main category.
Below is a list of thirteen such crimes which we are listed as “Other Offenses.” Each one is a crime with stiff penalties which can be imposed in cases of conviction.
If you are facing charges for any of these crimes, it is of the utmost importance that you contact an attorney who can meet with you to review your case and figure out a plan to mount a solid defense for you.
South Florida criminal attorney Evan A. Hoffman is a former prosecutor, so he knows the criminal justice system and the law from all sides. If you are seeking an attorney, there are few if any better than Evan Hoffman.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense that does not fall into the typical categories, call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 249-0090. During your free consultation, you can meet with an experienced attorney who can explain your options and develop the best strategy for your case.
The Hoffman Firm operates out of Miami and accepts clients in Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and neighboring areas.
Uncommon Criminal Offenses Defined
Other Offenses include:
- Criminal Mischief – Criminal Mischief includes particular acts that involve the intentional and malicious destruction of the personal property of another, and can include graffiti as well as other related acts of vandalism.
Penalties for this offense can be up to one (1) year in prison.
- Disorderly Conduct – Disorderly Conduct usually involves public drunkenness or any public conduct such as fighting which may be deemed as disturbing the public peace.
Penalties can be up to six (6) months in prison.
- Extraditions – Extradition is the practice of one state that has arrested a person for a crime, transferring custody of the arrested person to another state in which the person is accused of having committed another crime, in response to an Extradition request or warrant.
In many cases, it is in the person’s best interest to fight the extradition, in which case a good attorney can be a great asset.
- Fleeing and Eluding – Fleeing and Eluding is a crime which involves not stopping for a law enforcement officer when driving, and it can fall into several sub-categories. Penalties can range up to thirty (30) years in prison.
- Florida Sentencing Enhancements – Sentencing Enhancements are increased penalties attached to a crime given to repeat criminal offenders.
- Forfeitures – Forfeitures involve the sizing of a person or entity’s property which has been deemed to have been obtained by illegal means, or purchased with money which was obtained by illegal means.
- Hate Crimes – Hate Crimes are crimes in which the motive for the crime being committed is determined to have been the victim’s race, gender, sexual orientation etc, and can greatly increase the penalty for the crime.
- Juvenile Offenses – Juvenile offenses are crimes committed by children (minors.) It is important to note that The Juvenile Justice System is somewhat different from the Adult Criminal Justice System because the focus is on rehabilitating juveniles, rather than punishing them.
- Obstruction of Justice – Obstruction of Justice is a crime which involves interfering with law enforcement, and or an investigation and can include things such as resisting arrest and altering/stealing evidence. Penalties for Obstruction of Justice Depend on the particular nature of the offense and range from misdemeanor to felony charges
- Probation Violations – Probation is given to certain convicted criminals who are deemed to have a low threat to society. Probation may include many conditions such as having to report to a Probation Officer on a regular basis. A violation occurs when the person fails to meet any requirement laid out under their particular probation by the court and can result in the probation being altered, revoked, and or being sent back to prison.
- Reckless Driving – Reckless Driving occurs when a person drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Penalties can range up to One (1) year in prison.
- Resisting Arrest – Resisting Arrest is the attempt to avoid arrest by a law enforcement officer and is a crime punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.
The process of Criminal Appeals is a very complicated process which can be drawn out at length in the courts, but can result in a conviction of a crime being overturned or nullified if a good attorney is involved.
More Information on Other Criminal Offenses
Middle District of Florida- This government site provides information on training Florida Educators on hate crimes.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice - Search this site for information on sealing and expunging juvenile records in Florida.
If you are fighting charges of any crime, it is very important to have a reputable attorney working to protect your best interests.
Evan Hoffman is someone who understands the law and knows what you are facing. You have nothing to lose by calling The Hoffman Firm today at (305) 249-0090 to schedule your free consultation with a Miami criminal defense attorney. This firm accepts clients in Miami-Dade County, North Miami, Palm Beach, and surrounding areas.