We take all charges seriously. What may seem to be a minor mistake, could go on a permanent record. What could be considered a misdemeanor now could be elevated to a felony charge later. Never underestimate the power of a good defense. At LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC we are ready to help you. Sentencing and penalties are determined based on the misdemeanor classification or if you are a repeat offender. If you are facing criminal charges, contact our High Point legal team immediately.
Take Your High Point Misdemeanor Charge Seriously
While a misdemeanor is considered to be a “lesser” offense than a felony charge, there are still serious penalties for a misdemeanor. A conviction could leave you with life-altering consequences. A misdemeanor charge could mean probation, fines, jail time, and ramifications in your future, personally and professionally. Misdemeanors include:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Certain drug crimes
- Driving While License Revoked
- Possession of marijuana
- Reckless driving
- Simple assault
Can a misdemeanor conviction in North Carolina also mean jail time?
Yes. A jail sentence is possible if convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina. That is why you should hire an experienced High Point misdemeanor attorney. Misdemeanors vary in severity and are grouped in four categories: Class A1 (the most severe), Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 (the least severe). Conviction for a Class A1 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 150 days in jail. A conviction for a misdemeanor may lead to costly fines and supervised probation (this means having a probation officer).
Call LAWSMITH for a Consultation Today
An experienced High Point misdemeanor lawyer is extremely important when facing these charges. Our legal team is dedicated to compassionate and effective representation. We are determined to help you obtain reduced sentencing or a dismissal of your charges.
If facing a misdemeanor offense, immediately contact LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC.