Maryland Misdemeanor Lawyer

What is a “Misdemeanor?”

A misdemeanor in Maryland is defined as a “minor criminal offense (other than a felony or infraction).”  Don’t be fooled by the classification of a crime as a misdemeanor though.  If charged with a misdemeanor, you still face the possibility of jail time, a fine, or both. 

Most misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of up to a year in jail.  There are exceptions though.  Notably, Second Degree Assault is a misdemeanor.  Yet, a judge may legally sentence someone to up to 10 years in jail and/or a $2,500 penalty.

Talk with a Maryland Attorney to discuss the facts of your case, and your plan forward by calling 202-540-0525 today.

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