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Misdemeanors

What is a Misdemeanor?  Misdemeanor offenses are less serious criminal offenses and not considered as serious as felony offenses. Misdemeanors are usually assigned to Municipal Courts, and not to State Courts, although more serious misdemeanors and repeat offenders may be charged in State Court. 

Types of Misdemeanors

  • Traffic offenses
  • Stealing
  • Trespassing
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Petty Larceny
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Paraphernalia

TLC attorneys regularly handle cases in Municipal and State Courts. Typically, these offenses can be resolved without the necessity of trial and are usually resolved by plea agreement with restitution, education, probation, fines and court costs.

Because even misdemeanor offenses can involve the possibility of a jail sentence (this is rare), Municipal Court judges almost always require defendants to be represented by counsel.

It is wise for a defendant to choose an attorney who is experienced, has a working knowledge of the local court customs, and is familiar with the policies of the Prosecutor and Judge.

   

 

 

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