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Exceptional Defense for Misdemeanor Charges in Kent County
Are you facing misdemeanor charges? Misdemeanors are offenses that are punishable by less than a year in jail and may carry fines as well. These are crimes that range from trespassing to domestic assault or even aggravated assault. Even though these are less serious offenses than felonies, they will still result in a criminal record that can have negative consequences for your future.
In order to protect your future and fight your charges, you need an experienced defense team who can advocate for you and your rights. At Tanis Schultz, we create the strongest and most compelling defense possible. Our Grand Rapids misdemeanor defense attorneys have the legal skills, experience, and dedication you need at this critical time.
Arrange for your free case evaluation by calling 616-227-3737 today. You can also contact us online.
Misdemeanors Offenses in Michigan
Although misdemeanor offenses are generally seen as less damaging than felony charges, this can not be further from the truth. Examples of misdemeanor offenses include assault and battery, embezzlement, second-degree shoplifting from a retail store, stealing property valued between $200 to $1,000, discharging a firearm, trespassing, and more. Misdemeanor offense carry their own set of consequences that can pose many issues for you in your future.
What are the Penalties for a Misdemeanor in Michigan?
Michigan categorizes misdemeanors into 3 groups as follows:
- Misdemeanors carrying up to 93 days in jail and/or fines of up to $500
- Misdemeanors carrying up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000
- High Court Misdemeanors, carrying penalties of up to 2 years in jail and/or fines of up to $2,000
Criminal convictions can make it difficult to find future employment, rent a house or apartment, or be eligible for a professional license. If you are found guilty of a second offense after a misdemeanor conviction, you may be subject to harsher penalties due to the prior conviction. For all these reasons, it is crucial that you work to keep a misdemeanor conviction off your record.
Start Your Defense Today
If you have been arrested or have received a notice to appear regarding any misdemeanor crime, we strongly advise you to reach out to Tanis Schultz for the help you need. Any criminal conviction will damage your future and this includes misdemeanor offenses. Our misdemeanor lawyers have the experience needed to secure your future and reputation.
Phone us at 616-227-3737 to get started today.
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