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While misdemeanors generally carry less severe penalties than felonies, they still have the potential to carry lasting consequences. A misdemeanor, even one without serious penalties, will go on your permanent record and affect your life for many years to come. With your future and reputation on the line, it is important to seek representation right away. At Jonna Spilbor Law, our Poughkeepsie misdemeanor defense attorneys are prepared to advocate for you.

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Types & Classifications of Misdemeanors in New York

In New York, misdemeanor offenses are categorized into three main classes: Class A, Class B, and unclassified. The most serious are those crimes in Class A, while the least serious are Class B. Unclassified misdemeanors can include offenses of all levels of seriousness. Each category has its own potential maximum penalties associated with it, meaning that the courts can sentence a person to serve jail time, pay a fine, or both, based on the class of misdemeanor for which they are convicted.

Class A misdemeanors can carry up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines, depending on the crime. A Class B misdemeanor can carry up to 3 months in jail and $500 in fines. If you are convicted of an unclassified misdemeanor, the law or ordinance defining the alleged crime would dictate the punishment. For example, a first-time DUI conviction may land a person in jail for up to 1 year and between $500 and $1,000 in fines.

A few examples of misdemeanors categorized by class are as follows:

Class A:

Class B:

  • Writing bad checks
  • Prostitution
  • Unlicensed driving (aggravated)
  • Reckless driving
  • DWI

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tA Jonna Spilbor Law, our goal is to not only keep you informed about the charges against you but to also build a strong defense strategy against the prosecution. We use our investigatory skills and well-drafted arguments to challenge any evidence brought against you. Preserving your freedom is our top priority, should you choose our Poughkeepsie criminal defense lawyers to defend your case.

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