A misdemeanor offense is any offense punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine of : $1,000.00 or more if it is a high and aggravated misdemeanor. The most common misdemeanor offenses are DUI, family violence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Although the potential punishment may seem light, as compared to a felony offense, misdemeanor offenses can have an impact on your driving privileges, as well as your ability to attend school, get a job, or possess firearms. Many times your case can be resolved through a diversion program with a dismissal.
If you are facing any misdemeanor charge and you want the best defense possible, contact Patterson Moore Butler today. The experienced criminal defense team at Patterson Moore Butler consists of former prosecutors with extensive experience in misdemeanor and felony offenses who can develop a focused defense strategy for your misdemeanor case.