Westchester County Misdemeanor Attorney
Misdemeanors in Westchester County, New York
Under New York Law, misdemeanors are the least serious criminal charges (offenses or the charges otherwise known as violations are even less serious, but are not classified as crimes) one can face, but even so, they subject the accused to potential periods of incarceration. While not as severe as felony crimes, misdemeanor convictions do come with heavy consequences. A conviction can result in fines and jail time. Also, a misdemeanor conviction does subject a convicted person to a permanent criminal record and therefore, can have a broad and life-long impact for the convicted party.
If you were arrested for a misdemeanor charge, you are welcome to contact the Law Offices of John Raimondo immediately. Attorney Raimondo has a decade and a half of experience successfully defending over a thousand criminal cases. For John, a client is not just another case number. Westchester County misdemeanor lawyer, John Raimondo understands that being charged with a crime of any type can be an enormously stressful event and that the right defense is an absolute necessity in ensuring the best possible result. John takes the time to get to know his clients, the details of the case at issue and to put forth the best possible defense based on a comprehensive and practical approach.
New York Misdemeanor Classifications
Misdemeanor convictions include Class A, Class B, and unclassified charges. The seriousness of the crime dictates the severity of the punishment. New York law assigns certain penalties to each misdemeanor class. Certain convictions require jail time, fines, or both.
- Class A Misdemeanor –If an individual is convicted of a Class A misdemeanor, they can face up to a maximum of one year in jail.
- Class B Misdemeanor – A person convicted of a Class B misdemeanor faces no more than three months in jail.
Examples of a Class A Misdemeanor
- Assault in the third degree (P.C. § 120.00)
- Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (§ 265.01)
- Patronizing a prostitute in the third degree (§ 230.04)
- Petit Larceny (§ 155.25)
- Arson in the fifth degree (§ 150.01)
Examples of a Class B Misdemeanor
- Prostitution (§ 230.00)
- False Impersonation (§ 190.23)
- Public Lewdness (§ 245.00)
- Criminal sale of marijuana in the fifth degree (§ 221.35)
If you were arrested for a misdemeanor crime, it is important to obtain high-quality legal representation. You are welcome to contact a Westchester County misdemeanor defense lawyer from the Law Offices of John Raimondo for an in-depth free consultation.