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Missouri Misdemeanors.

 

A misdemeanor is a criminal offense considered a lesser criminal act in the eyes of the law. They are less serious than felonies and worse than an infraction. They are punished less severely than felonies and are punishable by a maximum sentence of a year in jail. Crimes classified as misdemeanors vary by state and are ranked. Missouri misdemeanors are ranked from A to C. Here is a breakdown of these crime by category.

Class A Misdemeanors.

Class A misdemeanors are the most serious of this class. Crimes considered Class A offenses include fraud, writing bad checks under $500 and third degree assault. Offenses that fall into this rank are punishable by a maximum of 1 year in a county jail facility and up to a $1000 fine. The circumstances of the case along with criminal history plays a significant role in sentencing.

 

Class B Misdemeanors.

The second most serious misdemeanors in Missouri as placed into the Class B category. Examples of Missouri misdemeanors include first offense DUI, first degree trespassing and first conviction of animal neglect or abandonment. Class B misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of six months in a county jail facility as well as a $500 fine.

 

Class C Misdemeanors.

The final misdemeanor is a Class C misdemeanor. In Missouri, those convicted of a Class C misdemeanor face no more than 15 days in a county jail with or without a maximum $300 fine. Class C misdemeanors in Missouri include first offense driving with an elevated blood alcohol content.
Overall, there are three categories for misdemeanors in Missouri. These categories are Class A, B and C. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious and those convicted can face up to 1 year in county jail in addition to a maximum $1000 fine. Class B crimes are punishable by 6 months in a county jail facility as well as a $500 fine and those convicted of a Class C misdemeanor only face 15 days in jail and a $300 fine. Sentencing depends on a variety of factors including criminal history and the crime itself.

 

 

Sean C. Paul, attorney, discusses Missouri Misdemeanors

Sean C. Paul is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri. His practice is located in south St. Louis County. He can help you with your Missouri Misdemeanor offense.

Sean C. Paul will give you the individual attention you deserve. He will meet with you one-on-one to determine how he can help you. If you are in need of criminal defense, call today!  314-827-4027.

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