In Louisiana, a misdemeanor is any crime other than a felony, usually a violation of a Louisiana state statute. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine, probation, and incarceration for up to 6 months. Although misdemeanors are considered small offenses, they can carry enhanced penalties for repeated offenses, resulting in felony grade offenses, or increased incarceration or fines. They can also come back to haunt you if they are not taken care of properly
Basic Misdemeanor's include:
- Some more Serious Traffic Offenses
- Underage DWI/DUI
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of Marijuana
- Theft/Shoplifting of items under a certain value amount
There are many others listed in the Louisiana Revised Statutes. These charges should not be taken lightly as they can have a serious effect on your employment, housing, and other areas of your life. An experienced New Orleans criminal attorney should be present with you at all stages of these proceedings, defending you and protecting your rights. Early intervention by an experienced attorney can greatly affect the final outcome of any particular case. Richthofen & Associates can assist you and stand by you, defending you and protecting your rights.
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