Misdemeanor Lawyer - The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith

Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

You want to avoid any criminal record, even if you think it’s just a Misdemeanor.  Being charged for a crime should never be taken lightly.  At LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC, we take every accusation and charge seriously.  Our Winston-Salem misdemeanor attorneys have the experience necessary to strongly represent you, in and out of court.

Have You Been Charged for a Misdemeanor in Winston-Salem?

A misdemeanor can always be elevated to a felony offense. Penalties and sentencing could be determined based on the misdemeanor classification or if you are a repeat offender. If you are being charged for a criminal offense, call a Winston-Salem criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Can I go to jail for a misdemeanor conviction in Winston-Salem?

Yes. An active jail sentence is possible if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina. A misdemeanor conviction may lead to supervised probation (this means having a probation officer) and costly fines. That is why you should hire an experienced Winston-Salem misdemeanor lawyer. 

In North Carolina 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). A Class A1 misdemeanor, if convicted, carries a maximum sentence of 150 days in jail. 

What is a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is considered to be a “lesser” offense than a felony charge, but there are still serious penalties that are detrimental to your future. Facing a misdemeanor charge could mean fines, probation, jail time, and ramifications in your personal and professional lives. The most common misdemeanors include:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Certain drug crimes
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • DWI
  • Larceny
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Reckless driving
  • Shoplifting
  • Simple assault
  • Trespassing

Call LAWSMITH for a Consultation Today

It is important that you work with an experienced Winston-Salem misdemeanor lawyer when facing these charges. Our office is dedicated to effective and compassionate representation. We work hard to help you obtain reduced sentencing or a dismissal of your charges.

When facing a misdemeanor offense, LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC, is ready to help.  

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Winston Salem

250 Executive Park Blvd
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Greensboro

204 Muirs Chapel Road
Suite 104
Greensboro, NC 27410

(336) 992-3627

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