A misdemeanor is considered a “lesser offense” than a felony. That’s because the punishment for a felony can be much more severe. Still, a misdemeanor is nothing to treat lightly. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina, you can face fines, jail or probation. The conviction on your record might also keep you from getting the job you want, going to the school of your choice or securing a loan that you need to buy a home. Your driver’s license might be taken away from you as well.
The Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, know what’s on the line for you. If you have been accused of a misdemeanor, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and reach the best possible outcome for you.
We have experience representing people charged with misdemeanors throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton. For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County criminal defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.
Misdemeanors generally involve the same types of crimes as felonies. However, the amount of money or degree of harm or damage caused in a misdemeanor may be less. Misdemeanor offenses include:
Misdemeanors are divided into four classes: A1, 1, 2 and 3. Depending on the class of offense and your prior conviction level, you could pay fines from $200 to $1,000 and go to jail for one day or as many as 150 days. You may also have to pay restitution and court costs.
At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our seasoned Johnston County criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your case with you and decide on the right approach. Your legal options could include seeking a dismissal, deferred prosecution or a plea bargain that involves community service, substance abuse treatment or probation instead of jail. If no fair and reasonable agreement can be reached with a prosecutor, we will be prepared to defend you at trial.
The hard-working, skilled and aggressive Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, have a record of successfully representing clients charged with misdemeanors in Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mill and Micro.
For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County criminal defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.