Sam N. Masters, Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Those Charged with Criminal Charges in Flagler and Volusia County, Florida
Attorney Sam N. Masters, founder of Sam Masters Legal, is a former prosecutor and Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of trial experience. Mr. Masters represents individuals charged with felonies or misdemeanors throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties.
Whether you or a loved one have been questioned by police or have been formally charged with a crime in Volusia County or Flagler County, it is critical that you are informed regarding every aspect of your criminal case and how the legal process operates. The charges against you will either be misdemeanors or felonies and the difference in penalties between the two is significant.
Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney Sam N. Masters has worked extensively on both sides of the Florida criminal justice system. As a former Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Mr. Masters is well versed in the techniques and processes used by the prosecution to convict you of a crime. Mr. Masters has been using this unique experience to build a strong defense case for those accused of crimes for over 30 years.
Sam Masters Legal represents adults and juveniles who are either Florida residents or tourists accused of criminal charges including but not limited to:
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- DUI (Drunk Driving)
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Violent Crimes
If convicted of misdemeanor or felony, you may be subject to jail time, expensive fines, mandatory counseling, lengthy probation, and random drug testing. A Florida criminal conviction can negatively impact the rest of your life when applying for jobs, submitting a rental housing application, adjusting immigration status and obtaining government loans or grants.
What is a Misdemeanor in Florida?
Misdemeanors are types of criminal offenses that are of a less serious nature than a felony criminal charge. First-degree misdemeanors are limited to a fine of $1,000 or less and/or incarceration up to one year in county jail. Second-degree misdemeanors carry penalties of up to five hundred dollars in fines and/or incarceration in a county jail for up to 60 days.
Florida misdemeanors include:
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Abuse/Battery
- Driving Offenses
- DUI/Drunk Driving
- Drug Paraphernalia
- First and second time driving with license suspended
- Indecent Exposure
- Marijuana Possession – under twenty grams
- Petty Theft
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Reckless Driving
- Shoplifting – under $300.00 worth of merchandise
- Solicitation for Prostitution
More Serious Charges in Florida
Felony crimes are much more serious and are subject to significant penalties if you are convicted of a felony in the state of Florida. A felony conviction may result in a state prison sentence of over one year of incarceration.
Florida felonies include:
- Aggravated Battery
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm Without a Permit
- Drug Trafficking
- Employee Theft (over $300)
- Felony DUI – 3rd conviction
- Grand Theft
- Passing Bad Checks – $150 or more
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Cocaine
- Possession of Marijuana – over 20 grams
- Shoplifting – over $300
- Prescription Fraud or Forgery
Criminal Convictions Permanently Impact Your Life
Sam Masters Legal offers a free initial consultation with Mr. Masters, a Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer dedicated to reviewing the details and facts surrounding your criminal case. Sam Masters Legal can provide you with guidance and legal representation in all phases of the criminal process from the initial arrest all the way through trial. At each step in the legal process, Sam Masters Legal is ready to put our experience to work for you by eliminating the charges or minimizing the potential consequences in order to protect your future. If that you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you can trust your legal defense to an aggressive defense attorney at Sam Masters Legal.