What are the most common misdemeanor crimes?

There are several crimes that are classified as misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is any crime punishable by less than one year in the county jail. Common misdemeanor crimes include:

Possession of Paraphernalia
Possession of Less Than 20 Grams of Marijuana
Driving on a Suspended License
Domestic Battery
Simple Battery
Violation of Domestic Injunction and
Petit Theft

These are not the only crimes that are misdemeanors but they are some of the most common. All of the crimes listed above can carry a jail sentence. Some of them may also disqualify you from certain jobs or licenses.

If you or a loved one have been arrested or given a citation for a misdemeanor charge, it is important to discuss your rights with an experienced attorney. Otherwise you may give up some of your rights and liberties without even knowing.

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