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Misdemeanor Offenses

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor you will want an experienced attorney in court with you. While most misdemeanors carry a sentence of up to 1 year in jail, there are other misdemeanors which carry up to 6 months or less in jail. These cases are heard in District Court and can be transferred to Superior Court after a sentence is imposed upon appeal or within 10 days of arraignment by motion. There are no jury trials in District Court.

Examples of Misdemeanors that carry up to 1 year:

Simple Assault

Vandalism

DUI 1ST AND 2nd Offenses

Refusal 2nd and 3rd Offenses

Obstruction

Resisting Arrest

Reckless Driving

Stalking/Cyber-stalking

Crank and Obscene Phone calls

Possession of Marijuana

Shoplifting

Willful Trespass

Larceny Under $1500

False Document to Public Officials

Failure to Report Child Abuse

Solicitation

Prostitution

Possession of a Weapon other than a firearm

Examples of Misdemeanors that carry up to 6 months or less:

Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in Property Damage

Disorderly Conduct

Failure to Relinquish a Phone

Driving on a Suspended License 3rd Offense

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