As a criminal defense attorney, I come across all sorts of people. That is one of the most interesting things about my job. I come to meet people that consider a misdemeanor the end of their world. A life altering black smear on their life’s existence. I also encounter the exact opposite. A person that thinks that a minor infraction like this is just a slow Wednesday in Springfield, Missouri. Not a big deal at all.
Of course, they are both wrong. It is not the end of the world, but it is also something that cannot just be ignored. Either way, it is extremely important that you find a Criminal Defense Lawyer that specializes in these criminal offenses to offer you the very best advice. Find someone that you can relate to. Someone that will take the time to understand where you are coming from and will not judge you. These are core values that we pride ourselves in with our attorneys and staff.
Sure, a Felony is more serious than a misdemeanor offense. A municipal ordinance is less serious than a misdemeanor crime. This places it right in the middle of State crimes. These mid-level crimes can be differentiated from felonies by how bad the injury caused to the other party, the value of property taken, or the type of and the amount of drugs in a person’s possession. Missouri categorizes misdemeanors into three levels: Class A through Class C. Class A being the most serious of this level of citation.
- Class A Misd include possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, domestic assault in the third degree, and stealing items valued at less than $500.
- Class B Misd can include first time DWIs and trespassing.
- Class C Misd can include private peace disturbance and low level assaults.
But be warned! The Missouri Criminal Laws are going to change dramatically in January of 2017. It will change the level of offenses, the fines, and penalties for offenses.
Whether you are charged with a federal crimes, State felonies, DWIs or DUIs, misdemeanors or traffic tickets. We can help.
Put National and State award winning former Greene County Prosecutors to work for you. We have nearly two decades worth of experience at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and we want to help you with your legal issues.