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Understanding Misdemeanor Crime Charges

In Michigan, a “misdemeanor” is defined as any crime less serious than a felony for which the maximum sentence is usually not more than one year in a county jail. A large percentage of criminal cases charged in Michigan are misdemeanors. Generally, misdemeanors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Minor In possession
  • Resisting and obstructing
  • Driving while license suspended/revoked
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Larceny under $1,000
  • Breaking and entering
  • Solicitation
  • Possession of more than 5 oz. marijuana

Our Attorneys Will Protect Your Rights If You Are Facing Misdemeanor Charges

All misdemeanors should be taken very seriously and given careful attention. A misdemeanor conviction can stay with you and literally impact the rest of your life. One should never plead guilty simply because it is “only a misdemeanor.” The consequences of such a decision can have devastating and irreparable effects. It is important that you have a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense team that can explain the gravity of the charge against you and guide you from start to the finish while also protecting your rights and liberties along the way. If you are charged with a misdemeanor contact Gordon & Hess, PLC, to represent you without delay.

Work With An Experienced Criminal Defense Team

Our criminal defense attorneys at Gordon & Hess, PLC, will meet with you face-to-face, review the facts and allegation against you and determine the best course of action for your defense. We will explain all your options throughout the entire process and give you the best advice and advocacy possible. CALL US NOW at 616-369-7452 to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss how we can help you fight your misdemeanor or felony charge. We can also address your needs for restoring your driver’s license, determining whether you qualify for expungement of your criminal records.