Jacksonville Misdemeanor Attorney
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While a misdemeanor is considered a less serious offense than a felony, these charges still carry serious consequences. Even a misdemeanor is prosecuted by the state or federal government, putting you at odds with the authorities. The accused have rights, and a skilled lawyer can explain the legal system and the specific charges that you are facing. At The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer can provide you with the dedicated legal counsel you need when fighting misdemeanor charges.
Misdemeanors that our attorney can defend against include:
A misdemeanor conviction will leave a permanent mark on your criminal record, which will show up during background checks. Our team can help you prevent or minimize the consequences.
Want to start your defense? Call (910) 405-8459 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your case with a legal representative.
What are the penalties for a misdemeanor offense?
Misdemeanors in the state of North Carolina are classified into four different categories differentiated by sentencing potential. These class types include Class AI, Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. In addition to the class of misdemeanor, the person accused of the crime is categorized into a prior conviction level, with a Level I denoting no previous convictions, a Level II with one to four previous convictions, and Level III with five or more previous convictions. All of these factors influence the sentence for a misdemeanor conviction.
For a misdemeanor, the accused can face:
- Between 1 and 150 days of jail time
- Fines starting at $200
- Educational or vocational skills program
- Community service
Can You Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor?
Yes, you can go to jail for a misdemeanor conviction. Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are less serious than felonies but more serious than infractions. The potential jail sentence for a misdemeanor conviction varies depending on the specific misdemeanor offense and the laws of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
In many jurisdictions, a misdemeanor conviction can result in a sentence of up to one year in jail. However, the actual length of the sentence depends on factors such as the nature of the offense, the defendant's criminal history, and the sentencing guidelines in the jurisdiction.
It's important to note that in addition to jail time, a misdemeanor conviction can also result in other penalties such as fines, probation, community service, and the requirement to attend counseling or educational programs. The specific consequences of a misdemeanor conviction vary depending on the laws of the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case.
Personal Attention from Our Skilled Legal Team
You need to move quickly after being charged with any criminal offense, be it misdemeanor or felony. Our first priority is to help our clients understand their rights and how their case will proceed. The lead attorney of The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm is a certified criminal defense specialist by the North Carolina Bar Association. Before you speak with anyone, including law enforcement, put a skilled Jacksonville misdemeanor attorney on your side.
Contact The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm today. We can be reached at (910) 405-8459. Our firm is proud to serve the particular needs of the armed forces community and offer flexible legal fees.
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