Criminal Law

Criminal Defense

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Misdemeanor

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Felony

Felony crimes are always considered more serious crimes.

Class A

No less than fifteen years and no more than life in prison.

  • Ex: Murder or First-Degree Burglary

Class B

No less than two years and no more than 20 years.

  • Ex. First Degree-Assault or Robbery

Class C

No less than one year and one day and no more than 10 years.

  • Ex. Stalking or Interfering with Custody rights

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