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Misdemeanor Cases



Have you been charged with a misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is any charge that carries a possible jail term of 12 months or less. Misdemeanor categories generally range from the least severe, a Class 4 misdemeanor, that carries a maximum $250.00 fine to a Class 1 misdemeanor that carries a possible 12 month jail sentence.

There are also unclassified misdemeanors that fall somewhere in the middle or that have a unique punishment that only applies to a particular charge. One such example is simple possession of marijuana. It is an unclassified misdemeanor, because it does not fit within one of the 4 misdemeanor categories. In that case, the punishment for a 1st offense marijuana possession charge cannot exceed 30 days in jail, but a 2nd offense marijuana charge can carry up to 12 months in jail. Thus, you see marijuana punishments are unique to that offense.

COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF MISDEMEANORS:

Just as in felony convictions, there can be a number of collateral consequences for misdemeanor convictions. Although a misdemeanor conviction does not result in the loss of the right to vote, a misdemeanor can result in the suspension of a person’s drivers license, the loss of the right to possess and carry a firearm, probation or good behavior. Depending on the type of misdemeanor, it could result in loss of employment.  It only takes 1 or 2 DUIs  (both misdemeanors) to cause a person to be separated from the armed forces. Very often an employer, especially those in the delivery business, will terminate a person with only one traffic misdemeanor, especially a DUI.

Attorney Wegman has represented clients in nearly every misdemeanor charge. These offenses include, but are not limited to, the following:

MISDEMEANOR CHARGES AGAINST A PERSON:

** Domestic Assault and Battery
** Assault and Battery
** Stalking

TRAFFIC MISDEMEANORS:

** Reckless Driving
** DUI
** DWI
** Hit and Run
** Eluding

MISDEMEANORS AGAINST PROPERTY:

** Petit Larceny
** Damage to Property
** Destruction of a Monument

DRUG MISDEMEANORS:

** Possession of Marijuana
** Distribution of Marijuana

OTHER MISDEMEANORS:

** Animal Abuse

Attorney Wegman has experience defending clients in the above-listed misdemeanor categories and a lot more, but his experience does not stop there. With 19 years of legal litigation experience under his belt, Attorney Wegman can provide the best misdemeanor defense so you never suffer from the real world consequences of a misdemeanor conviction. The effectiveness and experience of a great attorney when dealing with a misdemeanor charge cannot be overstated. It is imperative you contact Attorney Wegman now if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or are being investigated for a misdemeanor. 

Call Attorney Wegman now at 757.482.5205.  



 









      
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