Have you recently been charged with a Missouri Misdemeanor? Are you currently looking at your options for hiring a Misdemeanor Lawyer in the Kansas City Metro Area? If so, you’re probably trying to figure out how serious the charges are and what could happen if you’re convicted and found guilty of the charge. The Jacoby Law Firm located in downtown Independence Missouri can help you navigate your way through the process, but let’s go over some of your current concerns/questions. Under Missouri law, there are 3 categories of criminal charges: Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Infractions. Felonies are considered the most serious of criminal charges, while Misdemeanors are less serious but more serious than criminal infractions. The fact is that some Misdemeanors can carry very serious fines and considerable jail time, so they should be handled with careful consideration.
There are hundreds of crimes in Missouri that are classified as Misdemeanors, and we have taken the opportunity to gather a pretty extensive list at the bottom of this page. When you’re charged with a Misdemeanor it’s typically classified into three categories – Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D. The law in the state of Missouri specifies maximum penalties within the classifications if you’re convicted and found guilty. Class A Misdemeanors are considered the most serious and can result in up to 1 year in the county jail and up to $1000 in fines. Class B Misdemeanors carry up to 6 months in jail and up to $500 in fines. While a Class C Misdemeanor can carry up to 3 months in jail and up to $300 in fines. There are some Misdemeanors that are considered “Unclassified”, and these are typically small infractions like “failure to leash a dog in a public park”.
When it comes to mounting a criminal defense for Misdemeanors, we have delivered exceptional results for our clients over the past few years. Here’s a list of the most common Misdemeanor crimes we handled:
And that’s just a small sample of the cases we can handle. If you don’t see your Misdemeanor charges listed here just contact us today for a free consultation. You won’t regret it!
Here’ are few noteworthy things to consider about Misdemeanors:
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