Misdemeanor convictions are less severe than felony, but both can be costly in terms of time spent fighting the charges, and facing the penalties themselves if convicted. You can be sentenced to one year in the county jail. Skilled legal representation from a criminal defense team is critical in the event you or someone you know has been arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges.
Our attorneys have experience helping those wrongly accused of misdemeanor crimes. We are able to conduct a thorough investigation, using medical records, reports from local authorities, even video footage to defend your rights.
Some misdemeanors may be converted to a felony if evidence reveals that the charges do not fit the crime. If the court is provided with enough evidence, some misdemeanor crimes can be reduced to a simple infraction. Common misdemeanor charges in New York include:
- Public lewdness
- Driving on a suspended/invalid/without a license
- Possession of Marijuana or drugs (may also be a felony)
- Petit larceny
- Criminal mischief
- Tampering with evidence
- Sexual assault
- Check forging, fraud