Philadelphia Misdemeanors Attorney

Most states classify crime within two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are considered lower on the severity scale. Most misdemeanor convictions don’t result in more than fines and jail alternative sentences. Offenders should note however, that Pennsylvania has what are called mandatory minimum laws, which mandate jail sentences for certain types of crimes, such as those involving drugs.

In the state of Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor could be:

The list of misdemeanors could go on for pages. Pennsylvania misdemeanors carry a variety of consequences that can include sentences of jail time and expensive fines into the thousands of dollars. Even if a misdemeanor sentence does not include jail time, it will result in other consequences such as a public criminal record. This public criminal record could result in the loss of educational opportunities and the loss of future employment, especially for juvenile offenders under the age of 18.

Consult Our Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer

No matter what category of misdemeanor crime you are accused of, you need a skilled Philadelphia criminal attorney to represent you to receive as little punishment as possible at your sentencing, and perhaps no sentencing at all. It is not uncommon for an experienced criminal defense lawyer to get a client’s case dismissed soon after an arrest.

Contact us today for your consultation regarding your criminal case.