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Different levels of misdemeanors bring different punishments

A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that, while less serious than a felony, is more serious than a mere infraction. It can be fairly easy sometimes to get out from under a misdemeanor by paying a fine. Other times, you may have to go to jail. You could have to do both. At Steve LeBlanc, Ltd., our attorney has over 30 years of experience in helping out people just like you. We can educate you about what your options are and will take the time to explain how the court process works.

There are three types of misdemeanors: high or gross misdemeanors, ordinary misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors. The lesser of the three, a petty misdemeanor, generally has a jail sentence of less than six months and a fine of around $500 or less.

A gross misdemeanor is thought of and described as any crime not a felony or a misdemeanor. The punishment for a gross misdemeanor is less than for a felony and more than for an ordinary misdemeanor.

We will protect your rights and interests. You will need a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in this area of the law. We have an extensive knowledge base and will be able to advise you after carefully listening to your story.

Sometimes, there can be prosecutors and judges who have flexibility in charging and sentencing for criminal conduct. They can combine a fine and a period of incarceration in order to be more creative in sentencing.

At Steve LeBlanc, Ltd., our attorney is a member of the National Association of criminal Defense Attorneys, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the American bar Association. Calling on your own knowledge can be a positive action. Getting all the facts is important, too. To learn more about the types of criminal charges, visit our webpage.

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