Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys in St. George
Serious Defense for All Kinds of Misdemeanors
Generally speaking, there are two types of crimes: Felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are less severe crimes than felonies and carry less harsh penalties.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you should take a misdemeanor charge lightly. Even a misdemeanor conviction can significantly affect your future and your well-being. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, seek representation from Park Law Firm. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of the criminally accused in St. George, Cedar City, and beyond. Backed by over 50 years of combined experience, our criminal defense attorneys are results-driven and ready to serve you.
Give us a call at (435) 222-5869 to get started on your case with a free, confidential consultation.
Types of Misdemeanors
By definition, a misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by no more than one year in prison. Exact penalties, however, will depend on the class of the misdemeanor and other extenuating circumstances. Some of the most common types of misdemeanors could be traffic violations, disorderly conduct, reckless damage or destruction, and certain cases of assault.
Misdemeanors in Utah are classified as:
- Class A offenses: A class A offense is the most common of crimes in Utah, punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. (Utah Code Ann. § 76-3-204, 76-3-301).
- Class B offenses: Under Utah’s laws, class B offenses are punished by up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. (Utah Code Ann. § 76-3-204, 76-3-301). For instance, possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is a class B offense in Utah.
- Class C offenses: A conviction in Utah for a class C misdemeanor can result in up to 90 days in prison and a fine of up to $750. Class C misdemeanors are the slightest of violations under Utah’s laws. (Utah Code Ann. § 76-3-204, 76-3-301).
The Firm You Can Trust
Even though the penalties associated with a misdemeanor may pale in comparison to those for a felony, it is still in your best interest to avoid a conviction or to minimize your sentence. At Park Law Firm, we work tirelessly to build a strong defense that will do just that. We are results-driven and client-focused, always acting in our clients’ best interests.
To request a free consultation with our St. George misdemeanor attorneys, reach out to us at (435) 222-5869 or complete our online contact form.