Trusted Representation to Fight Criminal Charges
At LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC, we are proud to have helped countless clients overcome their misdemeanor charges and we may be able to help you, too. We work quickly and efficiently with our clients to develop personalized defenses unique to the charges they face. Our Greensboro misdemeanor lawyers have the experience necessary to strongly represent you both in and out of court.
Following an arrest, call and schedule a consultation with our attorneys.
What is a Misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors are considered to be a “lesser” offense than a felony charge, but a misdemeanor still holds serious penalties and could leave you with life-altering consequences. Individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor crimes can find themselves facing jail time, probation, fines, and problems in their personal and professional lives.
Common misdemeanors in North Carolina include:
- Certain drug crimes
- Driving While License Revoked
- Simple assault
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of marijuana
- Reckless driving
It is important to note that misdemeanors could always be elevated to felony offenses, and penalties and sentencing could be determined based on the classification of the misdemeanor or if you are a repeat offender. If you are facing criminal charges, call a Greensboro criminal defense attorney immediately.
Can I go to jail for a misdemeanor conviction in North Carolina?
Yes. It is possible to be given an active jail sentence if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina. That is why you should hire an experienced Greensboro misdemeanor attorney. Misdemeanors in North Carolina vary in severity and are grouped in four categories: Class A1 (the most severe), Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 (the least severe). Being convicted of a Class A1 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 150 days in jail. A misdemeanor conviction can also lead to supervised probation (this means you will have a probation officer) and costly fines.
Call for a Consultation
After an arrest, it is important that you work with an experienced Greensboro misdemeanor attorney. Our office is committed to compassionate, effective representation and we will work hard to help you obtain reduced sentencing or a dismissal of your charges.
If you are facing a misdemeanor offense, call today and schedule a consultation with LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC.