“Not Just A Misdemeanor”
Not taking a Misdemeanor seriously, could have serious consequences. Often times, Misdemeanors can be increased to Felony charges which can lead to very serious consequences and jail time. Although Misdemeanors are not as serious as Felony charges, they can have lifetime collateral consequences if convicted.
Misdemeanor offenses include:
Petit theft, shoplifting
Check forgery or credit card theft under $300
Possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia
Resisting arrest without violence
Battery, domestic violence battery and assault
A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a maximum of 1 year in county jail and / or a monetary fine up to $1,000.
First Degree – Punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000
Second Degree – Punishable by up to 60 days in jail
It is important to discuss your case and the specific penalties that can be enforced by the court in your particular case. Don’t make the mistake of assuming a misdemeanor is a “minor” case that doesn’t deserve legal representation. Misdemeanor charges can result in jail time, fines, and more.
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