Fort Lauderdale State Crimes

Experienced State Crimes Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Every person charged with a state crime deserves strong and aggressive defense. Michael D. Becker will not only fight for your rights but also secure your freedom. He is your best option to win. For a free consultation, please call (305) 538-0520 so we can discuss your case.

The constitution lays out the Florida Senate’s rights and responsibilities. It defined that the Legislative Branch has an exclusive legislative power. Legislators present legislation in a simplified version that, if passed favorably by both houses it will become law.

The Florida Statutes is a permanent compilation of state laws that are updated frequently. It is structured into a code of names, articles, portions, and sections by subject area.

In Florida, crimes are divided into:


  • First degree misdemeanors are the most serious misdemeanors punishable by jail terms of up to one year and fines of up to $1,000.
  • Second degree misdemeanors are the least serious and a sentence can result in a jail term of up to 60 days and a fine of up to


  • Capital & Life felony Capital felonies are punishable by the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Whereas life felonies are punishable by life imprisonment and up $15,000 fines
  • Felonies of first degree: Punishable by up to 30 years in prison and up
    to $10,000 fines.
  • Felonies of second degree: If convicted you can face up to 15 years and a fine
    of not more than $10,000
  • Felonies of third degree: They are the least serious types of felonies. If
    convicted you can face up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 fines.

The most common crimes charged in Florida are drug offenses, theft, assault, driving under the influence (DUI), aggravated assault, burglary, fraud, robbery, and vandalism.

If you are under investigation or you have been charged with any of the above crimes let the experienced attorney Michael D. Becker explain what the charges entail and create your best defense strategy. Call (305) 538-0520 for a free consultation.


  • Federal & State Crimes

  • White Collar Crimes

  • Medicare Fraud

  • Internet & Computer Crimes

  • Bank Fraud

  • Drug trafficking & possession

  • Sex Crimes

  • Gun Crimes

  • Theft Crimes

  • DUI Defense

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What my clients have to say:

"Strong character, unwavering dedication, with clear understanding of the law"

“Strong character, unwavering dedication, with clear understanding of the law moreover he quickly brings a sense of comfort in the legal matters at hand. Michael D Becker is my best choice in representation hence the best in over all value. Peace of mind is worth more; Experience and brilliance are not extra extraordinary. It's just the way Mr Becker provides his service."

Daniel D. Curtis

"He kept all of us updated as the case progressed"

“He kept all of us updated as the case progressed, and he went above and beyond, visiting my home to collect discovery personally and taking my oft-times bizarre from-confinement-calls at all hours. He did this all with a disarming yet professional manner which put me and my family at ease during a very stressful time."

Angel H.

"He was Bold, Direct, Honest. Told me like it was."

"When I got arrested I was being told all different stories from different attorney's I was recommended to Mr Becker. He was Bold, Direct, Honest. Told me like it was. No BS. Most Attorney's want to tell you what you want to hear. He does not."

Steven A.