San Diego Misdemeanor Attorney
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Crimes can fall into different categories. First are infractions, which are not particularly serious and are classified as a petty violation of the law. These are dealt with by the issuance of a fine. The two main classifications of crime we hear of the most are felonies and misdemeanors. Below is a general overview of misdemeanors and how a skilled San Diego criminal law attorney can be of benefit to you following a misdemeanor charge. Don't underestimate the seriousness of a misdemeanor charge. Call (858) 707-9800 for a free consultation with our seasoned attorney.
What is a Misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors are considered lesser criminal acts. The punishment for a misdemeanor is usually a fine of some sort or incarceration for up to one year, much less than the usual felony charge, but still, something you want to prevent to avoid the longstanding effects it can have on your future. The amount of the fine and duration of incarceration will vary based on the type of misdemeanor with which you have been charged.
Examples of misdemeanors include the following:
Vandalism (non-federal property)