Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is a misdemeanor?

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A misdemeanor is a criminal offense, less serious than a felony, punishable by jail time and possible fines. Misdemeanors are classified as 1st degree and 2nd degree misdemeanors and are handled in County Court. Petty theft, first-time drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident are some examples of misdemeanor crimes.

 

 

 

 

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