Misdemeanor Attorneys in Delaware
Serving Delaware & the Eastern Shore of Maryland
In Delaware, criminal offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are considered less serious crimes, but a conviction still results in a criminal record. If you have been charged with a crime and need a misdemeanor defense lawyer in Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, call Whitehead Law. Attorney Andrew Whitehead is a former prosecutor on the team, so we know how prosecutors think and how the system works. Let us use this knowledge to your advantage.
What are the Classifications of Misdemeanors in Delaware?
Misdemeanors are further classified according to the seriousness of the crime. The penalties for conviction vary, according to each type of misdemeanor category.
In Delaware, crimes can be in the following classes:
- Class A misdemeanors - the most serious category
- Class B misdemeanors
- Unclassified - minor misdemeanors, such as possession of a small amount of marijuana
Penalties for Misdemeanors in Delaware
Class A Misdemeanor
- Punishable by fines of up to $2,300
- One year in jail
- The court may also order payment of restitution
Class B Misdemeanor
Convictions are punishable by fines of up to $1,150
Up to six months in jail
May include fines of up to $575
Up to 30 days in jail
A Misdemeanor Lawyer in Georgetown, DE Can Build A Solid Defense
Even if the charges are not serious, a criminal conviction could have a lasting impact on your life. You may find that your opportunities for employment or pursuing higher education are affected by a criminal record, which is why you may want to consult an experienced Delaware criminal defense attorney. We recommend contacting our office as soon as possible to discuss your case. Our misdemeanor attorneys in Delaware provide aggressive and effective legal representation for clients charged with an offense, such as disorderly conduct, forgery, certain traffic violations, DUI, and other crimes. We can assess the facts of your case and work with you to plan the most effective defense for your situation.
Get in touch with a Georgetown, DE misdemeanor lawyer at (302) 663-7975 to get the legal advice you need.
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