A misdemeanor offense is a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Crimes are classified as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies depending on the seriousness of the crime.
This list is not exclusive. Many criminal offenses can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the severity of the crime.
A misdemeanor conviction may result in:
The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:
If you are accused of a misdemeanor, you should speak to an attorney immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system. Call our office for a free consultation today.