Choose A Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer To Fight For You
Criminal offenses are classified as infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. Criminal offenses that are filed as misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail, while time in prison for a felony can range from one year to a life sentence.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, speak with an experienced Bowling Green criminal defense lawyer to explore your options. At the Law Offices of Dwight Burton, PLLC, we offer a confidential case evaluation to get the defense process into motion.
The founder of our firm is a former member of the military and has a background serving on the Akron Civil Rights Commission and the city of Canton prosecutor’s office, as a clerk. He is highly disciplined, and a dedicated advocate for the criminally accused.
Types Of Misdemeanors
Beyond jail time, penalties for misdemeanors can include fines, probation, community service and other punishments. If you are a second- or third-time offender, the court could increase the level of the charges against you from a misdemeanor to a felony. Also, certain offenses usually classified as misdemeanors may be tried as felonies under specific circumstances.
Here is a list of common misdemeanors:
- Disorderly conduct
- Indecent exposure
- Petty theft
- Possession of marijuana
- Public intoxication
- Simple assault
- Traffic violations (speeding, driving without insurance, etc.)
Lawyer In Bowling Green: Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor is not a minor legal problem; the penalties imposed can be as serious as one year in jail, as well as fines and other penalties. Judges vary in how they punish those who are convicted, and you are at serious risk if facing a misdemeanor charge.
It is critical that you fight back against a misdemeanor charge and keep your record clean. A misdemeanor conviction, such as a DWI offense, will damage your reputation and make it far more difficult to get employment. Our founder has a background serving our country and protecting our freedoms, and he will work tirelessly for the best outcome for your case.