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A misdemeanor charge is a criminal offense that carries a penalty of up to one year of incarceration in the county jail. A significant fine may be imposed. A conviction will result in you having a permanent criminal record and if you commit another offense later in your life, the penalty for the new offense may be substantially increased based on your prior record.
In Missouri, misdemeanors range from Class A to Class D, with Class A being the most serious. All may come with time in jail ranging from a few days to up to one year. All come with fines ranging from $300 to $1,000 for first time offenders.
Depending on the nature of the offense, some jobs may be unavailable to you and it may be difficult even to obtain housing. You may lose a professional license or have difficulty obtaining one if that was your goal.
Some examples of misdemeanors include:
•Possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana
•Theft or shoplifting of goods valued at less than $750
•Third degree domestic assault
•DUI or DWI
You can trust John Kail to handle your legal matter with personal attention, professionalism, and aggressive courtroom litigation.
We will fight for your rights, seeking to have evidence suppressed and your charges reduced or dismissed.
Call our office today at (417) 869-4680 for a FREE evaluation of your case.