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A misdemeanor criminal offense that is less serious than a felony and more serious than an infraction, is generally punishable by a fine or incarceration in a local jail, or both.
Some common misdemeanors include conversion, public intoxication, minor consuming, and check deception, among others.
If you absolutely have to end up with criminal charges and this is inescapable, then you want to ensure you end up with a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Misdemeanors are less serious that felonies, and the amount of punishment that you receive for them reflects that.
There are three different “classes” of misdemeanors that you should keep in mind. Consider each class as a level of seriousness that doles out its own amount of punishment:
Class A Misdemeanor: Jail time of up to one year, and fines of up to $5000.00
Class B Misdemeanor: Jail time of up to 180 days, and fines of up to $1000.00
Class C Misdemeanor: Jail time of up to 60 days, and fines of up to $500.00
As you can see, the penalties for misdemeanors vary depending upon the kind of misdemeanor that you are charged with. Class A misdemeanors are among the most serious in terms of punishment while Class C misdemeanors tend to be among the least severe.
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