Aggressive Felony And Misdemeanor Defense On Your Side
Even a seemingly minor crime can have serious consequences. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it is essential to have experienced criminal defense representation to ensure that your rights are protected.
At MGM Law Office, clients get hands-on services from skilled attorney Michael G. Martin. A knowledgeable advocate, Mr. Martin uses more than 10 years of experience when defending his criminal law clients in and out of court. He will be focused on you and your needs throughout the case, seeking a resolution that will be in your best interests, whether that will mean a dismissal of the charges or will involve taking the case to trial.
Felonies Versus Misdemeanors
In Minnesota, the determining factor between whether something is charged as a felony or misdemeanor is the amount of jail time that is attached to that type of crime.
There are three different types of misdemeanors:
- Petty misdemeanor: An action that violates state statute but is not technically a crime. The punishment for a petty misdemeanor is a monetary fine of up to $300.
- Misdemeanor: A crime for which the punishment upon conviction is up to 90 days in jail, a monetary fine of up to $1,000 or both.
- Gross misdemeanor: A crime that falls between the level of misdemeanor and felony. The consequence for a gross misdemeanor is a fine of up to $3,000.
A felony is considered a serious crime, and the jail sentence to be imposed upon conviction is one year or more.
Get Started On Your Defense Today
It is important to take action as soon as possible after being charged with a felony or misdemeanor. The prosecution will move forward with a case against you regardless of whether you have an attorney. It is best to have someone like Mr. Martin, who is dedicated to protecting your future, on your side.