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Murfreesboro Misdemeanor Attorney

Penalties for Misdemeanors

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor in Murfreesboro? If so, you are going to want to have an experienced attorney by your side.

A misdemeanor refers to a less severe crime. The federal government classifies any crime that is punishable with incarceration of a year or less to be a misdemeanor. In the state of Tennessee, misdemeanors are punishable by a jail term of one year or less. These crimes are designated by a class system: Class A, B, or C, with Class A being the most severe and Class C being the least.

  • Class A misdemeanors are the most serious and are punishable with a jail term of up to 11 months and 29 days, a fine of up to $2,500, or both. Examples of Class A misdemeanors include domestic violence, assault, and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
  • Class B misdemeanors are punishable with a jail term of up to 6 months, fines of up to $500, or both. Examples include prostitution and reckless driving.
  • Class C misdemeanors are the least offensive and are punishable with a jail term of up to 30 days, fines of less than $50, or both. Motor vehicle offenses, such as speeding, are examples of Class C misdemeanors.

Give us a call at (615) 987-0268 or contact us online to speak with our Murfreesboro misdemeanor lawyer today. 

How Our Murfreesboro Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer Can Help

Being charged with a misdemeanor can have serious consequences, including fines, probation, and even jail time. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help defend against these charges and protect your rights. At Santel Garner, PLLC, our team of skilled attorneys specializes in representing clients facing misdemeanor charges in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas.

Our legal team can help with:

  • Developing a strong defense strategy
  • Negotiating with prosecutors for reduced charges or penalties
  • Providing guidance throughout the legal process
  • Protecting your rights in court

Don't face misdemeanor charges alone. Contact Santel Garner, PLLC today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Murfreesboro misdemeanor attorney.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer

While misdemeanors are less serious than a felony, they are not minor. A conviction could have a serious impact on your future. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Murfreesboro, seek the counsel of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. As a former Assistant District Attorney, our founder has prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor cases. He will negotiate your case with a full focus on protecting your rights and best interests. If your case goes to trial, he will craft a defense to help you to pursue a positive outcome, such as reduced charges or a case dismissal, or will end the problem by achieving an acquittal at trial.

If you have been charged with assault, a motor vehicle offense, or any other type of misdemeanor, having an experienced and passionate attorney by your side is a must. Give us a call at (615) 987-0268 or contact us online today. 

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