The main difference between these two criminal offenses will be the severity of the penalties. Misdemeanor crimes are punishable for up to one (1) year imprisonment and up to $1,000.00 fine, whereas a felony crime is punishable by more than one (1) year imprisonment and more than $1,000.00 fine. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime, be sure to contact a hard-hitting criminal lawyer without delay.
Attorney Robert H. Humphrey has 30 years of experience in the general practice of law and has represented a large number of clients successfully in DUI and other criminal defense matters ranging from capital offenses to simple misdemeanors and traffic violations. He is exceptionally qualified to represent individuals accused of all types of offenses, including but not limited to the criminal defense of felonies & misdemeanors, including the most serious of all charges, murder.
If I was only charged with a minor offense, do I still need a lawyer?
For minor traffic infractions, such as speeding or lane roadway violation, you may not need to obtain an attorney. For all criminal cases, it is definitely in your best interests to hire an experienced Rhode Island criminal defense attorney. It is important to remember that even misdemeanor offenses are punishable by up to one (1) year imprisonment and up to a $1,000.00 fine. The consequences of a felony conviction are much more severe. Speak with an experienced legal advocate today and work to avoid a criminal conviction.
Are you facing criminal accusations? Attorney Robert H. Humphrey can help you with the following:
- aggravated assault/battery
- hate crimes
- white collar crimes
- disorderly conduct
- obstruction of justice
Our criminal lawyers in RI from the firm have the experience, court record, and personal commitment to your cause that can make the difference in the final outcome of your case.
Have more criminal defense questions? Check out the criminal defense FAQ page or schedule a consultation with a Rhode Island criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey today.
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