A misdemeanor is a crime that is not as serious as a felony but it can still interfere with daily life. Often times people charged with a misdemeanor have to pay punitive fines and sometimes must spend some jail time. The maximum amount of jail time that a person charged with a misdemeanor will have to serve is less than a year, but this can still cause serious problems in a person’s life, which is why you will need an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer by your side. A experienced Las Vegas criminal lawyer like Ed Miley will give you a better chance of having your charges reduced or even dropped.
There are two categories of misdemeanors in Nevada. A regular misdemeanor may have a maximum fine penalty of up to $1,00 and up to six months in jail. A misdemeanor trial is before is a bench trial only, which is a trial before the judge only.
A person charged with a gross misdemeanor can be charged up to $2,000 and/or up to a year in jail. A gross misdemeanor trial can be a bench trial or a jury trial.
A criminal record, misdemeanor or felony, can have a negative effect on the charged person’s life. Sometimes it could interfere with job opportunities and often times can be a financial burden. Having a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to research your case can help reduce the charges and possibly have them dropped. Contact Ed Miley, Las Vegas criminal lawyer, today for a free consultation at 702-942-0600.