“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:

  • First-offense DUI

  • Petit theft, shoplifting

  • Check forgery or credit card theft under $300

  • Prostitution-related charges

  • Possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia

  • Resisting arrest without violence

  • Battery, domestic violence battery and assault

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Penalties

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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