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Is A Misdemeanor A Criminal Offense?

A misdemeanor is most definitely a criminal offense.

Misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes are classified based upon certain elements, and the existence of certain circumstances dictates how the criminal offense is classified. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer and criminal attorney is important for any criminal offense. Attorney Scott Hamblin has represented hundreds of clients confronted with misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes. He has also tried numerous misdemeanor offenses and misdemeanor crimes.

Contact Scott today at 573-821-4013 to learn more about how he handles misdemeanor issues during a free initial consultation.

What Are Misdemeanors?

The term “misdemeanor” describes criminal offenses and crimes that are more serious than infractions but less serious than felonies. Misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes have a range of punishment that can include jail time but not a prison sentence. Missouri’s criminal code provides for three separate classifications for misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes:

Classification

Range of Punishment

Types of Offenses

Class A Misdemeanor

$1.00 fine up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Assault, stealing, tampering, sexual misconduct, DWI, etc.

Class B Misdemeanor

$1.00 fine up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

Assault, tampering, property damage, trespass, sexual misconduct, DWI, etc.

Class C Misdemeanor

$1.00 fine up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine.

Assault, speeding, sexual misconduct, etc.

Contact a Jefferson City Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Today

Contact Scott’s law office today at 573-821-4013. He can help you with any DWI penalty questions, any misdemeanor offense charges or any other criminal law matters.

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