Misdemeanor charges should not be taken lightly. If convicted of a misdemeanor offense in New York, your professional life may be affected. Likewise, if you are a young person, the last thing you need is to have a criminal record limiting your ability to attend a university or obtain employment. The trusted attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo provide New York residents with premium legal service. The firm has the resources and experience to help you combat whatever criminal charges are threatening to disrupt your life.
Misdemeanors are lesser crimes punishable by no more than one year in county jail. However, as a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in NYC can explain to you, if convicted of a misdemeanor, you may also receive probation, community service, fines, driver’s license suspension and be required to enroll in a treatment or counseling program. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious types of misdemeanors and are a step below felonies. Most Class A misdemeanor offenders who are convicted receive the maximum one year in jail penalty.
Class B misdemeanors are crimes that are less serious than Class A infractions, and are punishable by up to six months in prison. Listed below are offenses chargeable as either a Class A or Class B depending on the degree:
Crimes like assault and DUI can be either misdemeanor or felony offenses based on several factors. For example assault in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor while assault in the second degree is a Class D felony. Similarly, for a first DUI, you may be charged with a misdemeanor offense. But if you have a passenger in the vehicle under the age of 16, you will be charged with a Class E felony. Regardless of the type of crime police arrest you for committing, it is in your best interest to retain the services of skilled NYC attorneys as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo is comprised of experienced and respected attorneys who provide NY clients with high-quality legal service. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.