Helping New Hanover County With Misdemeanor Criminal Charges
With years of experience, extensive familiarity with the courtroom and a successful record of accomplishment, many clients turn to our team of criminal lawyers at Woody White Law Firm PLLC for defense against all types of misdemeanors.
Understanding The Types Of Misdemeanors In North Carolina
The severity of the penalties associated with a misdemeanor in North Carolina in the event of a conviction will depend on how the misdemeanor is classified. They range from class 1A, the most severe, to class 3 the least severe.
- Class 1A misdemeanors: Assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, violation of a restraining order and misdemeanor death by vehicle are classified as class 1A misdemeanors. They carry steep jail term of up to 150 days and a hefty fine.
- Class 1 misdemeanors: Drug or drug paraphernalia possession, larceny, destruction of property or possession of stolen goods are types of class 1 misdemeanors. A conviction for any carries up to a 120-day jail sentence and fine.
- Class 2 misdemeanors: Resisting arrest or disorderly conduct are a couple of common examples of class 2 misdemeanors in North Carolina. Individuals convicted could face a $1,000 fine and 60 days in jail.
- Class 3 misdemeanors: Small amounts of marijuana possession or city ordinance offenses are considered class 1 misdemeanors. Individuals found guilty could face 20 days in jail and a $200 fine.
Don’t Underestimate The Repercussions Of A Misdemeanor Conviction
Although misdemeanors may not seem as significant as felony offenses, they should still be taken seriously.
In today’s 21st century world, everything is documented. A person’s criminal record follows them wherever they go. A misdemeanor charge on your criminal record can put you at risk of losing out on educational opportunities, affect future career prospects and affect your personal life.
Board Certification In Criminal Law ∙ Extensive Courtroom And Litigation Experience
Attorney Woody White is a board-certified specialist in state and federal criminal law. He has an AV Preeminent peer review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell.
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Whether you need help defending against an assault charge, traffic violation, drug crime or another misdemeanor, reach out to us for assistance.
We can explain the law, potential legal repercussions and ways to mitigate the penalties you could face.
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