Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
A misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony, but can still carry stiff penalties including significant fines and jail time. Examples of misdemeanors include reckless driving, prostitution, petty theft, trespassing and more. It is important to hire a criminal defense attorney to defend you even against misdemeanor charges, as they can still have serious consequences.
Levels of Misdemeanors
In Alabama, there are three levels of misdemeanor severity. Each one carries a differing length of time in jail and imposed fines. A Class C misdemeanor is the least serious and includes offenses such as harassment, disorderly conduct, and second-degree trespassing. A Class B misdemeanor is more serious and includes such crimes as cruelty to animals, resisting arrest, and tampering with witnesses. A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious kind of misdemeanor and includes first-degree trespassing, a 3rd DUI, and some domestic violence cases.
Even at the lowest level, a misdemeanor charge can still result in a criminal conviction and become a permanent part of your record. By having a qualified attorney at your side, you can increase the chances that the case will be resolved in your favor. It is important that you work with an attorney that has a solid track record of success. The Black Belt Law Center, P.C. has criminal defense professionals that you can trust and depend on to “Fight the Good Fight.” Call today at (866) JTLAW-66 or (866) 585-2966 to set up your consultation.