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Misdemeanor Defense in North Carolina
Arrested for a Misdemeanor? Call Eustache Law for Impartial Counsel
If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, but they are still crimes that can affect your life. If you are convicted, you could face significant penalties such as fines, mandatory community service, and even jail time. Even if you are not convicted, a misdemeanor on your record can affect your ability to find a job and your reputation in the community. You need the help of an attorney who understands how the legal system works and how to help clients in these situations.
At Eustache Law, we can provide you with the representation you need when you are facing misdemeanor charges. We understand that your life is likely to be turned upside down by an arrest, and we can help you navigate the legal system so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible.
Call us at (336) 827-9208 to schedule a free consultation with our Winston-Salem misdemeanor attorney. We can help you get your life back on track.
What is a Misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors are crimes that are less serious than felonies. Misdemeanors are generally punished with fines, probation, community service, and/or short jail sentences. Misdemeanors can include crimes such as simple assault, petty theft, vandalism, public intoxication, and reckless driving.
Misdemeanor Classes & Penalties in North Carolina
In North Carolina, misdemeanors are also classified into different categories based on their severity. The state follows a structured system of misdemeanor classes, ranging from Class A1 to Class 3, with Class A1 being the most serious and Class 3 being the least severe. Each class carries different penalties in terms of imprisonment and fines.
Here's an overview of the misdemeanor classes and penalties in North Carolina:
- Class A1 Misdemeanor: Class A1 misdemeanors are the most serious misdemeanors in North Carolina. They include offenses such as assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female, and certain types of domestic violence. The penalty for a Class A1 misdemeanor can include up to 150 days of imprisonment and fines at the discretion of the court.
- Class 1 Misdemeanor: Class 1 misdemeanors involve crimes like assault, stalking, and certain drug possession offenses. The punishment for a Class 1 misdemeanor can include up to 120 days of imprisonment and fines at the discretion of the court.
- Class 2 Misdemeanor: Class 2 misdemeanors include offenses such as simple assault, resisting arrest, and some types of trespassing. The penalty for a Class 2 misdemeanor can include up to 60 days of imprisonment and fines at the discretion of the court.
- Class 3 Misdemeanor: Class 3 misdemeanors are the least severe category of misdemeanors in North Carolina. They encompass offenses such as disorderly conduct, simple possession of marijuana, and certain traffic violations. The punishment for a Class 3 misdemeanor can include up to 20 days of imprisonment and fines at the discretion of the court.
Contact an Experienced Misdemeanor Attorney in Winston-Salem
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you need an attorney who will work hard to protect your rights and help you find a favorable outcome for your case. Our firm can provide you with the representation you need.
We can help you fight your charges and protect your rights, and we can help you find the best possible resolution for your situation. You can trust our firm to treat you with respect and to keep your information confidential.
Call us at (336) 827-9208 to schedule a free consultation with our Winston-Salem misdemeanor lawyer. Ready to defend you immediately!
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