A misdemeanor is a less severe crime, and is generally punishable by less than one year incarceration. Though they are less serious than a felony, a misdemeanor can still have a substantial consequence on one’s ability to gain employment, and remain on a person’s public record for life. Some examples of charges that are considered misdemeanors include:

  • Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
  • Shoplifting
  • Petty Theft
  • Simple Battery
  • Simple Assault
  • Driving with a Suspended License