Las Vegas Misdemeanor Attorney
What are misdemeanors?
Misdemeanors are essentially criminal acts that are considered less serious than felonies and more serious than infractions or petty crimes (such as traffic citations). Misdemeanors are punishable by fines, probation and city/county jail sentences of up to a year. Felonies, on the other hand, are punishable by state prison sentences. Trials for misdemeanors are held in local courts, and misdemeanor convictions are generally not counted under 'three strikes' law, although this may not be the case if the misdemeanor is a third conviction, depending on the nature of the crime.
A misdemeanor charge is no laughing matter. The penalties resulting from a successful conviction could have a significant impact on your life with stiff fines, jail terms, a conviction on your record and other potential penalties. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you need to ensure that you obtain trusted legal counsel that can give you strong representation. The team at Okabe & Haushalter can aggressively defend your case towards optimum results. Contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer to discuss how we may be able to help you.
Types of Misdemeanors
In Nevada, as with other states, misdemeanors are classed according to the severity of the offense. There are 3 classes of misdemeanor in Nevada, with a class 1 misdemeanor being the most serious and class 3 misdemeanors being the least serious.
Examples of misdemeanor offenses include driving under the influence, shoplifting, resisting arrest, simple assault and vandalism. Although misdemeanors carry a maximum jail term of up to a year, if an individual is convicted of several misdemeanors, they may be given consecutive jail sentences as penalty for each offense. Therefore an individual could receive up to two years in jail if he were convicted of two offenses. Call us today to obtain experienced legal advice regarding your misdemeanor charges.
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