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Misdemeanor Offenses in Fort Wayne, Indiana

While misdemeanors are not as severe as felony offenses, they can still result in a jail sentence and other consequences, so it is crucial that you take your misdemeanor charges seriously. These offenses are divided into three classes with a short statute of limitations within which the prosecutor must file charges. A misdemeanor conviction can impact your future; let Arnold Terrill, P.C. defend you.

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Classes of Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are categorized into three different classes, as follows:

  • Class A: Conviction can result in a sentence of up to 1 year in jail, as well as a fine of up to $5,000. An example of a Class A misdemeanor is possession of marijuana.
  • Class B: Conviction can result in a sentence of up to 180 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. An example of a Class B misdemeanor is public intoxication.
  • Class C: Conviction can result in a sentence of up to 60 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $500. An example of a Class C misdemeanor is a first DUI offense (if the offender’s BAC level is over .08% but under .15%).

Why hire a criminal defense attorney?

While some people are afraid to hire a Fort Wayne criminal defense lawyer because of financial ramifications, you actually have a better chance of saving money if you retain legal help. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, not only can you face a fine up to $5,000, you can also face a jail sentence that will force you to be out of work for a duration of time. By retaining aggressive legal representation, however, you can have an increased chance of obtaining a charge dismissal or reduction (and avoid having a permanent mark on your criminal record).

At Arnold Terrill, P.C. we accept credit cards and offer free initial consultations. If you would like to learn more about misdemeanor offenses and the importance of hiring a misdemeanor defense attorney, we can provide you with the answers you need. You can come to us in confidence and know we will advocate for your rights and future.

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