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 aconsultation at 702-942-0600.