If you have a friend or relative who has been arrested for a misdemeanor we can help you get them out of jail fast.
Misdemeanors are usually charged by a written complaint or “information” (formal charges without a grand jury). Typically the complaint is mailed to the accused by the prosecutor’s office requesting their presence in court at a specified date.
While misdemeanor charges may be considered minor, being accused and/or convicted can have devastating lifelong effects.
Misdemeanor examples include:
- DUI (driving under the influence)/DWI (driving while intoxicated): 1st , 2nd, or 3rd offense, no injuries
- Petty Theft/Shoplifting
- Disorderly Conduct
- Probation Violations
- Unlicensed Driver
- Solicitation of Prostitution
- Violation of Restraining Orders
Whether a crime is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depends on the seriousness of the crime, injuries to the victim, and the defendant’s prior criminal record.
Misdemeanor Sentencing: Penalties and Consequences
If a defendant is convicted of a misdemeanor, either by a plea or a jury trial, the court can impose probation (informal) with or without jail time, community service, physical labor, counseling, restitution (paying the victim), fines, and “stay-away” orders.