Misdemeanor Lawyer in Royal Oak
Get a High-Caliber Misdemeanor Lawyer on Your Side
Misdemeanor crimes in the state of Michigan are punishable by a maximum of two years in prison. While misdemeanors are generally considered to be less serious than felonies, being accused of any type of crime is a serious matter and must be treated as such. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, it is vital you protect yourself against possible incarceration by retaining the services of a skilled Royal Oak criminal defense lawyer from Rasor Law Firm. Our attorneys have fought to defend the rights of the accused since 1994 and can provide the trial-tested advocacy you need during this difficult time. Contact a Rasor Law Firm misdemeanor lawyer today for a free consultation.
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Classes of Misdemeanors in Michigan
Misdemeanors are breaches of state laws or local ordinances that result in far less damage to people or property than a felony offense. Misdemeanor offenses in Michigan are divided into three different classes based on severity: misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail, misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail, and high court misdemeanors punishable by up to two years in state prison. High court misdemeanors are similar to felonies and can carry comparable consequences upon conviction.
93-day misdemeanors include:
- First offense DUI
- Embezzlement of less than $200
- Assault and battery
- Disturbing the peace
- Breaking and entering
The following are examples of 1-year misdemeanors:
High court misdemeanors are the most serious, such as:
In addition to possible jail time, a conviction of any of these types of crimes can expose a person to penalties such as fines, community service, probation, and a criminal record. Unless expunged, a criminal record can prevent a person from being able to have certain privileges such as owning a firearm or working in certain occupations. If you should ever be charged with a misdemeanor offense, it is imperative you obtain prompt and powerful legal counsel from a misdemeanor attorney to protect yourself against these consequences. A strong legal team can help you obtain the best possible scenario for your situation.
Get a Team of Super Lawyers® on Your Side
At Rasor Law Firm, we understand that good people sometimes find themselves in difficult circumstances. A Royal Oak misdemeanor lawyer from Rasor is prepared to ensure that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Unlike other firms who rely on “cookie cutter” solutions, we choose to examine each case on an individual level, allowing us to craft a custom-tailored defense to fit each client’s specific needs. Your future is far too important to leave in the hands of an inexperienced public defender – contact us today to get the defense you deserve!
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