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Misdemeanors can be punishable by up to one year in jail. If you need a criminal defense lawyer, we can help. Call our law firm today!
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Criminal Defense Lawyer - Melbourne, FL

The law office of Douglas R. Beam P.A. has been serving Melbourne, Florida in criminal defense and personal injury law for over 30 years. The team of criminal defense lawyers at the firm is highly experienced in getting favorable results for those accused of a misdemeanor. We have successfully represented thousands of clients throughout Central Florida. Douglas R. Beam P.A. is trusted to solve some of life’s most challenging legal problems.

To schedule a consultation with an award-winning criminal defense lawyer, call (321) 723-6591.

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Nationally Recognized for Trial Work

Experienced, well-connected, and successful, our leading attorneys, Doug Beam and Riley Beam have successfully represented clients accused of misdemeanors. The outcomes our clients have received have resulted in placement on Super Lawyers and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

We have over 30 years of service to the community of Brevard County. Our firm has grown because of our results and how we treat our clients. If you’re looking for a misdemeanor defense attorney, call us today at (321) 723-6591.

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“Doug Beam walked us through the issues we had, identified the options and made sure at all times we were comfortable with our knowledge of what was at stake.  We were impressed with the amount of time that they dedicated to us in order to ensure we received the best outcome available.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Misdemeanor Lawyer Help?

How a Misdemeanor Lawyer Can Help After Misdemeanor Charges

Being accused of a crime is a life-altering experience. Jobs can be lost, freedom can be challenged, and families can be torn apart. This time is one of the most vulnerable and chaotic in any person’s life. The job of a great criminal defense attorney is to help lead their client through this vulnerable time.

We work with our clients to understand the criminal offenses they are being charged with and build a strategy to help them get a favorable outcome on their day in court. For over 30 years, we have helped individuals accused of everything from misdemeanors to felonies navigate their next step.

Our commitment to Melbourne, Florida and Brevard County has allowed us to have a rich reputation in the community. Dedication to our clients and our town has given us the opportunity to be a leading law firm in criminal defense and criminal law.

What Do You Do If You Are Charged With a Crime?

Being charged with a crime is shocking and difficult. When someone is facing criminal conviction, it can be easy to forget to focus on what is next. The following tips will get you on track to be set up well in criminal law.


Keep a tight rein on what you say to everyone, but particularly the police. Anything you say can be used against you in the court of law. Plead the fifth with police and do not discuss your charges with anyone.


Call a criminal defense attorney with a strong reputation in criminal law. Before you discuss your case, make sure you are in a quiet and private location. Do not discuss the details of your case outside of what you are charged with. Do not discuss anything that could potentially imply guilt. Any admission of guilt could result in criminal conviction or jail time.


This is a confusing time and could require some changes in lifestyle. Follow the lead of your criminal defense lawyer and do as they say. They will know the right things for you to do to ensure that you have the best chance at a positive outcome. Cooperate with their law office to assure that you have the best shot at getting criminal charges reduced or dropped.

How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Look for these three things when choosing a criminal defense lawyer.


Find a criminal defense attorney who has a history of winning cases in criminal law. These attorneys will understand your criminal charges and the impact they will have on your life.


If an attorney has been trying the same type of law for a long time, chances are, they are good at it. Defense attorneys that have been in the same community for a long time understand the criminal law system in their town. They can help you navigate it.


There are times when pleading to a deal is a good maneuver, but it isn’t every time. Get a lawyer who has a history of fighting against misdemeanor charges that are similar to yours and winning.

In a perfect world, the criminal law system would work perfectly and your case could be understood quickly. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. Hire a criminal defense attorney and get the help you need to have a fighting chance against your misdemeanor charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common misdemeanor offenses in Melbourne, Florida?

Clients are often charged for the following misdemeanors: Assault, Battery, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Internet Crimes, Loitering and Prowling, Petit Theft and Retail Theft, Marijuana Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting an Officer without Violence, Stalking, Trespass, Violation of Misdemeanor Probation, and Violation of Injunction/No Contact Orders.

Regardless of the type of criminal charge, it is vital you get an excellent criminal defense attorney to take on your case. A misdemeanor lawyer can provide the legal support you need.

Is it Worth Getting a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

Yes, it is worth it to hire a lawyer if you are faced with misdemeanor charges. Defense lawyers could reduce your sentence, expunge your record, and often have more focused caseloads than public defenders.

Can Misdemeanors Prevent You From Getting a Job?

In some circumstances, misdemeanor convictions can prevent you from getting a job. Certain employers check for misdemeanors before hiring and will not hire individuals with criminal charges. An experienced misdemeanor lawyer can advocate to get charges dropped or reduced. This can improve your employment prospects in the future.

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For over three decades, our firm has defended the rights of citizens throughout Central Florida and has won hundreds of favorable verdicts.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact us to schedule a time to speak with our attorneys. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at, or fill out the simple form below.

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