New York City Misdemeanor Crime Lawyer
Is Your Offense a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
Criminal charges are categorized depending upon the severity of penalties which may be associated with a conviction. A misdemeanor is an offense which may be penalized by up to one year in county jail. A felony is a more serious offense and may result in imprisonment for more than one year in state prison.
Some misdemeanor charges in New York City include, but are not limited to:
- Petty Theft
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting Arrest
- Simple Assault
- Simple Battery
- Drug Offenses
Wobblers may be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the specific case. Certain felony offenses may even result in life imprisonment or the enforcement of the death penalty, some crimes are what are referred to as "wobblers," such as:
- Domestic violence
The attorneys at Gannes & Musico, LLP provide legal representation for numerous types of misdemeanor offenses throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey.
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Although misdemeanors are considered lesser offenses than felonies, aggressive, and immediate criminal defense representation will still be necessary if you are to have the opportunity to avoid a conviction and serious penalties. Having a misdemeanor conviction on your record can limit your employment opportunities and your ability to obtain certain loans – in addition to damaging your reputation.
Contact a New York City criminal defense lawyer from our office today for a free case evaluation.
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