A class A misdemeanor is the highest level of misdemeanor offense. Class A misdemeanors are heard in the district court and carry a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a fine of $2,500, plus surcharges. Common class A misdemeanors include: certain theft offenses, drug distribution, and sexual battery.
A first time DUI is a common but serious offense. It is charged as a class B misdemeanor and can often result in spending 2 days in jail and a fine of over $1,400. DUI charges also carry the possible penalty of a drivers license suspension and an interlock requirement. If you are dealing with a DUI that is not your first, then please contact us for pricing.
A class B misdemeanor is the most common charge dealt with in most criminal cases. Class B misdemeanors are heard in the justice court and carry a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000, plus surcharges. Common class B misdemeanors include: possession of marijuana, retail theft, and domestic violence related charges.
A class C misdemeanor is one of the lowest level offenses dealt with in criminal courts. Class C misdemeanors are handled in the justice court and carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a fine of $750, plus surcharges. Common class C misdemeanors include: intoxication, and disorderly conduct.