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Misdemeanors are defined as criminal offenses with a maximum punishment of less than one year in jail.  However, they include a broad range of crimes, and the potential penalties can be serious.  Our experienced criminal defense team is ready to help. 

If you or a loved one have been arrested or cited for a misdemeanor offense, you should act quickly.  A skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to significantly reduce your exposure, including an outright refusal or dismissal of your case.  We take each client’s case seriously, and we defend misdemeanors with the same skill and force as we defend major felony charges. 

Common misdemeanor charges include:

  • DUI

  • Assault in the Fourth Degree

  • Theft

  • Harassment

  • Reckless Driving

  • Criminal Mischief

  • Shoplifting

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Driving While Suspended

  • Sex Abuse in the Third Degree

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

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Misdemeanors carry maximum penalties ranging from 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,250 for Class C Misdemeanors, all the way to 364 days day in jail and a fine of up to $6,250 for Class A Misdemeanors.  Certain misdemeanors trigger driver’s license suspensions and other collateral consequences that can blindside those who do not consult with an attorney. 

We urge you to act quickly if you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime.  Call us today and speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can immediately begin preparing your case and counseling you on your options. 

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