New York Misdemeanor Lawyer
New York Misdemeanor Lawyer - A misdemeanor (or misdemeanour), in many common law legal systems, is a "lesser" criminal act. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies; but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as regulatory offenses). In some jurisdictions, those who are convicted of a misdeameanor are known as misdemeanants (as contrasted with those convicted of a felony who are known as felons). Depending on the jurisdiction, examples of misdemeanors may include: petty theft, prostitution, simple assault, trespass, vandalism, and other similar crimes. In general, misdemeanors are crimes with a maximum punishment of 12 months or less of incarceration, typically in a local jail (again, as contrasted with felons, who are typically incarcerated in a prison). Those people who are convicted of misdemeanors are often punished with probation, community service or part-time imprisonment, served on the weekends.
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