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.