Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney
The lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson, have many years of experience handling misdemeanor cases in Athens, Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama. With 50 years of combined experience, Ferguson & Ferguson, is the place to turn when you or a loved one are accused of a crime. Call now for your free consultation. Call (256)534-3435. We can help.
Our Attorneys Work Handle Class A, B and Class C Misdemeanor Cases
In the State of Alabama, a misdemeanor is a criminal act that is punished by a jail sentence of less than one year. The following describes the different categories of misdemeanors.
- Class A misdemeanor crimes, such as third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree, command a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and up to a $6,000.00 fine.
- Class B misdemeanor crimes, such as second-degree criminal trespass, command a jail sentence of up to six months in jail and up to a $3,000.00 fine.
- Class C misdemeanor crimes, such as disorderly conduct and harassment, command a jail sentence of up to three months and up to a $500.00 fine.
A misdemeanor conviction does stay on your permanent record, the same as a felony, and cannot be expunged in Alabama. These records will be available to employers, government officials and law enforcement. Being convicted of any crime can have a serious effect on a person’s ability to obtain employment or maintain a stable personal life. This is why it is crucial to seek legal assistance from a Huntsville or Decatur attorney who is experienced in misdemeanor cases.
A misdemeanor conviction can change your life forever. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Decatur, Athens or Huntsville, Alabama, you should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. Call now. Call (256)534-3435. We are here to help you.