Misdemeanor crimes occur more often but are less serious.
There are three kinds of misdemeanors ranging from highest to least, Class A, B, and C.
Class A comes with a jail sentence that is no more than a year and no more than $6000 in fines
includes indecent exposure, sexual misconduct, and third-time DUIs
Class B comes with a jail sentence that is no more than six months no more than $3000 in fines
includes unlawful assembly and cruelty to animals
Class C comes with a jail sentence that is no more than three months no more than $500 in fines
includes disorderly conduct and harassment
Driving Under the Influence (DUIs)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws are aimed at preventing motorists from getting behind the wheel in an impaired state. They require a defense if possible because one consequence of a guilty plea is a suspended license.
Felony crimes are always considered more serious crimes.
No less than fifteen years and no more than life in prison.
Ex: Murder or First-Degree Burglary
No less than two years and no more than 20 years.
Ex. First Degree-Assault or Robbery
No less than one year and one day and no more than 10 years.