Criminal charges are typically classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the crime and how much financial or physical damage was done. For example, if you were accused of stealing $100 worth of property, you would likely be charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
The exact penalties you face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime. In many cases, misdemeanors are penalized with a fine, jail time, community service, or probation. The maximum punishment will depend on the Class of the misdemeanor you have been charged with, but you may face additional consequences for certain misdemeanors committed in close proximity to children.
Although misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, they can still carry serious penalties depending on the circumstances. We work to get charges reduced or dropped whenever possible and employ a variety of legal strategies to keep you out of jail or prison such as recommending community service or probation instead of imprisonment. We are dedicated to keeping you informed every step of the way.
If you have been arrested for any type of misdemeanor crime, our legal team at Throop Law is prepared to help. Our Richmond criminal defense lawyers can provide you with knowledgeable advice about your charges and your legal options. We can guide you towards making the best decisions and building a strong defense strategy on your behalf. Our firm prides itself on being honest and straightforward with our clients about what we are able to accomplish.