Misdemeanors

 

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.

Typical Misdemeanors

  • Assault
  • Assault (DV)
  • Violation of a No Contact Order
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Theft
  • DUI
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
  • No Ignition Interlock Device
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Obstructing Justice
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Hit and Run
  • Many hunting or game violations

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:

  • It could be on your record for life
  • County Jail
  • Probation
  • Mandatory classes
  • Significant fines
  • Loss of the right to possess deadly weapons

The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:

  • The severity of the crime
  • The extent of the injury or damage
  • Mitigating or aggravating circumstances
  • Prior convictions
  • Currently on probation or parole

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.