Criminal Law Misdemeanors
Definition:A criminal misdemeanor is a type of offense in which a person may be sentenced to more than 15 days but not more than one year in jail. Misdemeanors can be anything from infractions, such as traffic violations and are punishable by a fine and no jail time. Misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies, and carry a punishment of less than 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Some common forms of misdemeanors include:
- Petty Theft/Shoplifting
- Disorderly Conduct
- Obscene Matter
- Probation Violations
- Solicitation of Prostitution
- Violation of Restraining Orders
- Reckless Driving
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Unlicensed Driver
Consequences of Criminal Misdemeanors:Having a misdemeanor on your record comes with penalties and consequences, here are some of the penalties you may incur, probation - with jail time, community service, counseling or supervised anger management classes, restitution, and fines varying from $200 to $2,000 in court-ordered fines. A criminal misdemeanor charge can stay on your record for a long period of time.
What a Lawyer can do for you:Having a criminal lawyer to defend you if you have been charged with a misdemeanor can help you drop the charges and/or drop it to an infraction and/or have it totally dismissed.
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