What Constitutes A Misdemeanor Charge?

Misdemeanor crimes are considered more minor than felony criminal charges, but their effects can still last longer than many think. When you are facing misdemeanor charges, your first instinct may be to simply pay the fine, admit guilt and move on. Depending on your individual circumstances, however, that can be a mistake.

As a local attorney, I not only understand the law but can also tell you your options and if needed, defend you against your accusations. Rod Sylvester Attorney at Law, P.C., I have over 20 years of experience helping clients throughout Alabama. I am here to help you from beginning to end.

Understanding Your Charges

A misdemeanor can still have major repercussions. Class A charges can result in one year of jail time and a fine of up to $6,000. Class B charges could have you in jail for up to six months, where you'd pay a fine of up to $3,000. A Class C charge has a three-month jail sentence and a fine of up to $500.

Some common examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Resisting arrest
  • Tampering with a witness
  • Public lewdness
  • Harassment

No matter what charge you are facing, it is important to take it seriously. Over the last two decades, I have helped clients facing a variety of situations, both felonies and misdemeanor charges. It's normal to be scared and uncertain. I am here to be your strongest advocate. I will analyze your case and discuss all of the options in front of you.

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You can rest assured that your needs are my top priority. I understand how good people can sometimes be facing a bad position. To discuss your situation, call our office today in Covington at (334) 222-9199 or fill out this contact form.