There are two big differences between a misdemeanor and a felony. The first difference is the maximum length of incarceration a person can be sentenced to. The second difference is the amount of the fine a person can be sentenced to pay. For a misdemeanor offense, the range of incarceration can be from 15 days to 1 year in the county or city jail. The fine for such an offense can range from $500 to $2,000. A felony offense can have much higher fines and a longer incarceration period. If you are facing a misdemeanor, any punishment can be too much since it can have a drastic impact on your job, your relationship, or even your license to drive.
When you or a loved one is charged, you need to seek out an experienced and aggressive St. Louis misdemeanor lawyer. You need a lawyer who will give you strong representation. At Henderson Law Group, our legal team has defended thousands of individuals facing a wide variety of misdemeanor offenses. Also, we have obtained numerous dismissals and not-guilty verdicts on misdemeanor offenses. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a misdemeanor is not serious. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your situation.