What is the difference between a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony?
A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by not more than ninety days of jail and a fine of no more than $1000.00. A gross misdemeanor allows incarceration for a period up to one year, and a maximum fine of $3000.00. Felonies are defined as offenses that are punishable by over one year of imprisonment. The maximum fines and imprisonment lengths for felonies depend on the type of charge. People may also be cited for petty misdemeanors, which are punishable by a maximum fine of $300.00. A petty misdemeanor offense is not considered a crime and being found guilty of a petty misdemeanor cannot result in a sentence to jail. An attorney will be in a far better position to broker such an arrangement. Contact us to learn all of your options and how we can help you obtain a result that works for you.