New York Misdemeanors


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Misdemeanors are crimes categorized into different levels. While not as severe as felony crimes, misdemeanor convictions do come with heavy consequences. A conviction can result in fines and jail time. More importantly, a misdemeanor establishes a criminal record. Such a record affects future professional prospects as well as potential relationships.

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor charge, contact the Law Offices of John A. Raimondo immediately. Attorney Raimondo has nearly 20 years of experience and has successfully defended thousands of individuals. At our firm, clients are not just another case number. Our New York criminal defense attorney understands that many people do not deserve the harsh allegations made against them. As such we take the time to get to know our clients, to learn their history, and who they are in order to build a strong defense in court.

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MISDEMEANOR Classification & Penalties

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 and up to a $1,000 fine.
  • Class B Misdemeanor – A person convicted of a Class B misdemeanor faces no more than three months in jail and up to a $500 fine.

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

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor crime, it is important to obtain qualified legal representation. Contact the Law Offices of John Raimondo for free in-depth consultation. Our New York misdemeanor crime lawyer can review your case and help you through this stressful time.


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