How misdemeanor charges are organized

How misdemeanor charges are organized 1

Although typical misdemeanor charges are less worrisome for defendants than felony charges are, there are actual several categories even within misdemeanors that vary by severity and potential punishment that goes along with it. To fully understand the breakdown between charges, here is an overview.

Class A

Out of all the types of misdemeanors, class A are considered the most severe. This type of charge can have up to a $5,000 fine as well as up to a year in county jail. This type of misdemeanor is the closest to a felony are typically for people who violate restraining orders or more serious court mandated issues like perjury.

Class B

While Class A is the most severe, Class B is the next level down. Class B charges are usually revolve around thefts that are up to $500 in stolen merchandise or property or destruction in the value of around the same amount. These charges have up to $1,000 fines and up to 9 months in county jail.

Class C

Class C misdemeanors are the least serious of the misdemeanors and usually do not involve any type of jail time though legally up to 3 month in county jail could be handed down. The fines are minimal and these types of charges happen for things such as petty theft or trespassing.

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