NYC Misdemeanor Lawyers
Are you facing a misdemeanor charge in New York City? Well, with the help of NYC misdemeanor lawyer from Spodek Law Group, you can get all the assistance you require to win your case.
But what is a misdemeanor?
This is anything from shoplifting to disorderly conduct. The legal system of US categorizes offenses into three: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Felonies are the most severe crimes which often involve serving a term in the federal or state prisons while the least serious are infractions which include traffic tickets and fines. Many offenses fall under the misdemeanor category. Note that misdemeanors vary from one state to the other; a felony in New York could be a misdemeanor in another state and vice versa. In New York, misdemeanors are considered a lesser criminal act or acts of lower offense.
Some NYC misdemeanor charges include:
• Petty theft
• Disorderly conduct
• Drug possession
• Public intoxication
• Simple assault
• Animal crimes
Forms of misdemeanor crimes in NYC
Misdemeanor crimes are subdivided into various classes under the New York state law depending on the seriousness of the offense. The following paragraphs will outline various misdemeanor classes including the penalties that apply to each. This information is provided by our misdemeanor lawyers at Spodek Law Group.
Class A misdemeanors
These misdemeanors carry hefty penalties and comprise severe offenses. The crimes under class A include offenses like:
• Operating a radio station when one doesn’t have an authorization from the FCC
• Theft of another person’s property –petit larceny
• 3rd-degree identity theft or using another person’s information or identity to commit fraud
• Pretending to be another person to commit criminal offenses – 2nd- degree criminal impersonation
The penalties include fines, jail time or a combination of the two. Additionally, anyone convicted of Class A misdemeanors can expect to spend about a year in jail or pay a fine of approximately $1,000.
Class B misdemeanors
Writing fraudulent checks, assembling over three people to disturb the peace of others or commit a crime, prostitution, and telling fortunes to defraud people are examples of Class B misdemeanors. The crimes attract a jail sentence of about 90 days or fine that doesn’t exceed $500.
These crimes fall into either of the categories we have outlined above, and their penalties can correspond to either a class B or class A misdemeanor depending on how the crime has been designated under the applicable law, statute or ordinance. Offenses like operating an auto under a revoked or suspended driver’s license, driving recklessly, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are examples of classified misdemeanors. They carry a penalty that ranges from three months in jail or a $500 fine to a fine that doesn’t exceed $1,000 and twelve months in prison.
Generally, courts usually punish people using other means like community service, probation, fines, short-term sentences or part-time jail (weekends). If an individual has multiple offenses, a judge may use measures like fines or community service other than probation or jail term to get the offender’s attention.
Our misdemeanor lawyers can be your fierce advocates throughout any misdemeanor case you may be facing. They have the experience and can handle all stages of the New York City legal criminal process from negotiations and pre-trial to trial. Our team of legal representatives is the best in New York City. They possess the required experience and knowledge to negotiate the best deal with the prosecution. Do not underestimate the consequences of misdemeanors. Get the assistance you need by calling Spodek Law Group.
May 17, 2018
Spodek Law is a great firm. They are super pragmatic