A Misdemeanor is an offense that is punishable by up to one year in the local or county jail. Penalties depend on the classification.
- Class A misdemeanors are the most serious with a punishment of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $4,000.
- Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines of up to $2,000.
- Class C misdemeanors are punishable by fines of up to $500.
If the statute does not classify an offense, it will be treated as a Class C misdemeanor.
It is possible for the court to order a sentence of probation which will include certain restrictions and possibly community service.
Misdemeanor Attorneys at Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group Can Help
A conviction for a misdemeanor goes on your permanent criminal record. You risk the loss of your freedom and a fine. Depending on the specific offense, you may still be at risk for losing a professional license, like for selling securities or real estate, or any career that has to do with money or finances. You need the assistance of qualified and experienced criminal defense attorneys.
The clock starts running on your time to respond to the charges on the day the charges are made. If you miss any deadlines, you may lose your right to defend yourself. Do not let that happen. As soon as possible, contact us at Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group to schedule a free confidential consultation. In order to better serve you, our staff members also speak Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.
Contact Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group For Help
Our attorneys at the Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group have compassion for what you and your family members are going through. We also want to help, so we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We will discuss the case with you or your designated family member who is acting on your behalf.
If we decide to work together, we work on a contingency, so there is no legal fee unless we win your case. In order to better serve you, our staff members also speak Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.
Do not let the time you have to file your claim for damages expire. Contact us now to schedule your consultation.