Misdemeanor Charge Lawyers in Longmont
Misdemeanor charges are less serious than
felony offenses but more serious than petty offenses. Although they are less serious than
felonies, conviction of a misdemeanor can still result in a defendant
being sentenced to jail time. Most misdemeanors are classified as Class
1, 2, 3, or unclassified - with Class 1 being the most serious. Drug misdemeanors
are classified as either Level 1 or 2. Misdemeanor traffic offenses are
classified as Class 1, 2, or unclassified.
Arrested? Request a review of your case by calling (720) 809-8310.
Sentencing for Misdemeanors
Sentencing for misdemeanors varies greatly. For a class 1 misdemeanor,
a defendant may be sentenced up to 18 months in jail (24 months for extraordinary
risk crimes such as third degree assault), a $5,000 fine, or both. For
a class 3 misdemeanor, a defendant may be sentenced up to 6 months in
jail, a $750 fine, or both. Even though a defendant may be convicted of
a misdemeanor, not all persons are sentenced to serve time in county jail.
Misdemeanor drug offenses are classified separately than other misdemeanors,
and depending on the offense a defendant may be sentenced to up to 18
months in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. The maximum sentence for a Class
1 misdemeanor traffic offense is 12 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.
Need Tough Defense? Turn to Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
Regardless of the type of misdemeanor charged, hiring an experienced and
dedicated defense attorney is crucial to minimizing the sentence imposed.
Our Longmont criminal defense lawyers at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin,
P.C. can help ensure you receive the best possible outcome to your misdemeanor
charge. We have 25 years of experience in handling even the most complex
kinds of cases in Colorado.