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Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer in Kalamazoo, MI

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Being charged with a misdemeanor can be a scary and confusing experience. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor, you need a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At Levine & Levine Attorneys at Law, we are ready to step in and aggressively fight for you. We have handled thousands of cases and know how to get results for our clients. With us on your side, you can feel confident that your best interests will be taken care of.

Schedule your initial consultation with our misdemeanor crimes lawyer in Kalamazoo by calling (269) 218-8880 or filling out our online contact form.

What is a Misdemeanor Crime?

A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is less serious than a felony and may be punishable by a jail sentence of less than one year, a fine, probation, or both. Misdemeanors are also referred to as “lower-level offenses.”

Misdemeanor crimes are typically considered less serious than felonies, but this is not always the case. For example, a misdemeanor domestic violence charge is considered a violent offense and is treated more seriously than other misdemeanor crimes.

Types of Misdemeanor Crimes in Michigan

Misdemeanor crimes can include:

What are the Penalties for a Misdemeanor Offense in Michigan?

Although the criminal penalties for misdemeanors are not as serious as felony offenses, a conviction can still result in harsh consequences. This includes jail time, fines, community service, and other penalties.

Michigan law classifies misdemeanors into three main categories based on the seriousness of the offense. Each classification carries different penalties and potential consequences.

Here are the three main categories of misdemeanor classifications in Michigan:

  • Misdemeanors Punishable by up to 93 Days in Jail: These are the least serious misdemeanors in Michigan and are often referred to as "93-day misdemeanors." As the name suggests, the maximum penalty for these offenses is up to 93 days in jail. Examples of 93-day misdemeanors include simple assault, petty theft, disorderly conduct, and first-offense DUI (Operating While Intoxicated, OWI).
  • Misdemeanors Punishable by up to One Year in Jail: The next level of misdemeanor offenses carries a potential jail sentence of up to one year. These offenses are more serious than 93-day misdemeanors but are still considered less severe than felony offenses. Examples of misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail include second-offense DUI, certain drug possession offenses, and some types of property crimes.
  • High Court Misdemeanors: High Court Misdemeanors are a specific category of misdemeanors in Michigan that are more serious and carry higher penalties. These offenses can result in both a maximum fine of $2,000 and a jail sentence of more than two years, although the incarceration would occur in a state prison rather than a county jail. High Court Misdemeanors are typically reserved for repeat offenders or offenses with aggravating factors. The specific crimes classified as High Court Misdemeanors can vary, but they often include more severe drug offenses, certain domestic violence cases, and certain types of assault.

Contact Our Misdemeanor Crimes Attorney in Kalamazoo

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Levine & Levine Attorneys at Law, we have handled thousands of cases and know how to get results for our clients. With us on your side, you can feel confident that your best interests will be taken care of.

Contact our misdemeanor crimes lawyer in Kalamazoo (269) 218-8880 today to let us defend you.


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