Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney Representing North Dakota Residents Facing Misdemeanor Charges
North Dakota divides criminal offenses into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. While felonies are considered more severe than misdemeanors and generally carry heavier penalties, a misdemeanor conviction can still negatively impact your life in several ways. The Law Office of Joe A. Johnson is dedicated to helping North Dakota clients with their misdemeanor cases, and he will work hard to have the charges reduced or even dropped. Reach out today to get the high-quality legal assistance you need during this difficult time
Misdemeanors in North Dakota
Since misdemeanors are considered to be less severe than felonies, a person who is convicted of committing a misdemeanor crime can expect to spend less than one year in jail. There are two types of misdemeanors under North Dakota law: Class A misdemeanors and Class B misdemeanors. Class A misdemeanors are more serious offenses, punishable by up to $2,000 in fines and up to one year of jail time. A Class B misdemeanor conviction carries a $1,000 fine a sentence of up to 30 days in jail. Many times, however, a person can be charged with multiple misdemeanors at the same time and, if convicted, can expect to spend more time in jail and pay higher fines. Additionally, misdemeanor convictions remain on your record long after you have served your time and paid your fines. You will likely face limitations on where you can live and where you can work. Your reputation will also suffer from a misdemeanor conviction. Call the Law Office of Joe A. Johnson today to safeguard your future.
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The Law Office of Joe A. Johnson has been serving clients in Fargo and throughout North Dakota for over two decades. He understands how overwhelming it can be when you are facing misdemeanor charges. When you work with knowledgeable and compassionate attorney Joe Johnson, you will always feel heard, respected, and protected. Call today to learn more about how he can help you resolve your misdemeanor case while aggressively defending your rights.