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Types of Criminal Charges, Contact Your Criminal Defense Attorney To Reduce Your Charges

Types of Criminal Charges, Contact Your Criminal Defense Attorney To Reduce Your Charges

Criminal charges and wrongs are typically classified as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the wrong. The more serious the charges, the more serious the punishment usually is as well. Infractions Infractions are violations of law or ordinances that are typically pretty minor, including traffic infractions. An infraction is less serious than a misdemeanor and may not technically be considered a crime, depending on the circumstances. A person who commits an infraction will usually get a ticket or citation – not jail time or other heftier punishments. Many times, an experienced lawyer can help negotiate a reduction of misdemeanor charges to the level of an infraction for first-time offenders in an effort to avoid a criminal record. Misdemeanor Misdemeanors are more serious than infractions, but less serious… […]

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