A Misdemeanor is considered to be much less serious than felonies. Petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism and similar crimes are known as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are crimes with punishment terms not exceeding 12 months of incarceration. A person who is convicted of a misdemeanor can be punished with community service, probation or part-time imprisonment.
People convicted of a misdemeanor do not usually lose their voting right, they are able to serve on juries, practice in licensed professions and serve in the military. It’s important to mention the fact that misdemeanors are not counted as “strikes” in states that have adopted three strikes laws.
Even misdemeanors can become part of a criminal record, and it is essential to have experienced legal help. We have extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of this type of criminal offenses. At our firm, we handle all types of misdemeanors.
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If you or a loved one has been accused of a misdemeanor, and are in need of a criminal defense lawyer in Greater Rochester Area of New York, contact the Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis and let us do our best work for you. We can guarantee you experienced, knowledgeable and reliable defense.