The state of Alabama classifies misdemeanor crimes into three different categories, depending on the nature and degree of severity of the offense. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible to defend your rights and seek a favorable outcome.
Mark Bishop Turner, Attorney at Law provides experienced services and can represent you in court. Call our Birmingham criminal defense lawyer today at (205) 632-7277 to learn more.
Misdemeanors in Alabama are categorized as Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanors. The penalties for each category vary, but generally include jail time and fines. Class A has the most severe punishments and Class B and Class C have less severe punishments.
Misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felonies and generally carry lighter penalties. A conviction, however, may still have a lasting negative impact on your life. At Mark Bishop Turner, Attorney at Law, our Birmingham criminal defense attorney is a life member of the National Association of CD Lawyers (NACDL) and has defended hundreds of clients in court.
Class A misdemeanors may include crimes such as first degree trespassing, indecent exposure or sexual misconduct, third time DUI, third degree theft (under $500), and third degree domestic violence. Class B misdemeanors in Alabama, on the other hand, refer to various crimes that are less severe than Class A. These include animal cruelty, open house party, or unlawful assembly.
As the least severe category, Class C misdemeanors generally include failure to obtain a gun permit, harassment, disorderly conduct, second degree trespassing, or taking a shopping cart off the store premises. Even though misdemeanor crimes and penalties may not seem very serious, a knowledgeable defense lawyer can help reduce the penalties or even seek to drop the charges, depending on the circumstances. Our Birmingham criminal defense attorney can thoroughly investigate your incident, discuss your options, and represent you in court against misdemeanor charges.
Call us today at (205) 632-7277 to schedule a consultation.