A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine and carries a maximum penalty of a year in the county jail. Though Misdemeanors are far less serious than felonies, a conviction can seriously limit your employment opportunities or in certain instances, result in a denial of a professional license in some fields.
The most common misdemeanor charge is OWI/DWI (Operating While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence). Other examples of misdemeanors include domestic violence, assault and battery, pandering (soliciting a prostitute), indecent exposure, and possession of a small amount of drugs.
If you have been charged with one of these offenses, it is important to contact Clint W. Perryman a proactive and aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.