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Jacksonville Misdemeanor Attorney

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While a misdemeanor is considered a less serious offense than a felony, these charges still carry serious consequences. Even a misdemeanor is prosecuted by the state or federal government, putting you at odds with the authorities. The accused have rights, and a skilled lawyer can explain the legal system and the specific charges that you are facing. At Welch and Avery, our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers can provide you with the dedicated legal counsel you need when fighting misdemeanor charges.

Misdemeanors that our attorneys can defend against include:

  • Assault
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • City code violations
  • Larceny
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of stolen goods
  • Property damage
  • Resisting a law enforcement officer
  • Simple assault
  • Violating a restraining order

A misdemeanor conviction will leave a permanent mark on your criminal record, which will show up during background checks. Our team can help you prevent or minimize the consequences.​​​​​​​

Want to start your defense? Call (910) 405-8459. We offer free consultations to discuss your case with a legal representative.

What are the penalties for a misdemeanor offense?

Misdemeanors in the state of North Carolina are classified into four different categories differentiated by sentencing potential. These class types include Class AI, Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. In addition to the class of misdemeanor, the person accused of the crime is categorized into a prior conviction level, with a Level I denoting no previous convictions, a Level II with one to four previous convictions, and Level III with five or more previous convictions. All of these factors influence the sentence for a misdemeanor conviction.

For a misdemeanor, the accused can face:

  • Between 1 and 150 days of jail time
  • Fines starting at $200
  • Probation
  • Educational or vocational skills program
  • Community service

Personal Attention from Our Skilled Legal Team

You need to move quickly after being charged with any criminal offense, be it misdemeanor or felony. Our first priority is to help our clients understand their rights and how their case will proceed. The lead attorney of Welch and Avery is a certified criminal defense specialist by the North Carolina Bar Association. Before you speak with anyone, including law enforcement, put a skilled Jacksonville misdemeanor attorney on your side.

Contact Welch and Avery today. We can be reached at (910) 405-8459. Our firm is proud to serve the particular needs of the armed forces community and offer flexible legal fees.

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