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Misdemeanor & Gross Misdemeanor

If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or a gross misdemeanor, you are facing a criminal conviction that comes with more than just a slap on the wrist. Gross misdemeanors can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of $3,000. Misdemeanor offenses can result in up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.

If you or someone you love is arrested for a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to advise you of your rights and your options for challenging the charge. At Brad Mathis Law Office, we have represented and counseled over one thousand individuals accused of crimes in Minnesota, and we can help you and your family through this difficult time too. Whether you have just been arrested or whether you are inquiring on behalf of a loved one, Brad Mathis is available 24 hours a day for a free consultation.

Misdemeanor And Gross Misdemeanor Offenses

While misdemeanors are certainly not as bad felony offenses, they still come with pretty serious consequences. Some of the crimes that could be classified as misdemeanor and gross misdemeanors include but are not limited to:

  • Shoplifting – Most petty theft offenses such as shoplifting from a store or taking office equipment from your place of work are seen as misdemeanor offenses. However, this all depends on the value of the property at issue.
  • DWI and DUI offenses – Fourth-degree DWIs are considered misdemeanor offenses. However, if you are found guilty of drinking and driving with one or more aggravating factors present, then the charge is bumped to a gross misdemeanor.
  • Driving offenses such as speeding
  • Repeat assaults
  • Probation violations
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Some drug crimes such as prostitution, solicitation and possession of drug paraphernalia are classified as gross misdemeanors.
  • Fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct is also considered a gross misdemeanor offense

Criminal Defense Lawyer In Minneapolis

You may not know what to expect if you are faced with a possible gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor offense. Will this go on my permanent record? Will this impact my ability to find work? Will I be put in jail? These questions, and more, can and will be answered when you speak with an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer. Call Brad Mathis any place, anytime for a free consultation at 612-328-9826.