Experienced Defense Against Misdemeanor Charges
Misdemeanors may be a lesser crime than a felony charges, but do not be fooled into thinking that they do not carry serious penalties. A misdemeanor is a lower-level crime but will show up on a background check, so it can restrict employment, government service and even certain certifications. Moreover, a misdemeanor in some circumstances may be charged as a felony depending on factors like the seriousness and type of the crime, injuries to others, or the defendant’s prior record.
Petty misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor offenses in Minnesota may include:
- Shoplifting and other theft crimes
- Sex crimes
- Drug offenses including possession
- Aggravated assault
- Certain traffic violations
- Vehicular homicide
How Sentencing Guidelines Work
A felony offense in Minnesota is defined by the possible sentence it carries, which start at one year and a day and go up depending on the offense. The lesser crimes of gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor are generally up to a year or more commonly, 90 days in jail. Fines are also imposed and are generally crime-specific and can vary significantly.
At Martin Law Offices, PLLC, in Minneapolis, attorney Matthew Martin will provide you with an aggressive defense. The first step is a thorough analysis of the evidence against you. This often leads to identifying the best way to defend against the charges, get them dismissed or reduced.
Contact The Firm For The Experienced Help You Need
Whether you have already been charged with a felony, gross misdemeanor, or a standard misdemeanor crime, it’s vital to understand the relevant law regardless of which offense you have been charged with. You have a right to a fair and equal defense under the law. With legal representation from the firm, you will have a highly qualified and committed criminal defense attorney fighting for you.