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York Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer

Misdemeanor Charges and Penalties

Misdemeanors are considered less serious criminal offenses than felonies. They are broken into three separate groups, as delineated by a "degrees" system, in which each successive degree is less serious than the one previous. First degree misdemeanors can be met with up to five years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Second degree misdemeanors can be met with two years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. And third degree misdemeanors can carry penalties that include up to a year in prison and a fine of $2,500.

Common examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Simple assault
  • Harassment
  • Criminal mischief
  • Terrorist threats
  • False imprisonment

If you have been charged with any level of misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to seek the help of a York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. They will be able to review the facts and evidence of your case in order to provide you with an aggressive defense in a court of law.

Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Serving York, Lancaster & All Surrounding Areas

The legal team of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein has made it their goal to serve the community that they live in. Both serve as Directors on the Board of the Southern Branch of the YMCA, and Both are past Presidents of the Family Law Section of the York County Bar Association. Our firm has also won the Community Service Award for Pro Bono service to the community, as given out by the York County Bar Foundation.

We are ready and available to provide you with caring and understanding legal support in your misdemeanor case. We will fight against your charges aggressively in a court of law, and ensure that all relevant facts and evidence are heard in order to increase your chances of a reduction or dismissal of those charges.

Are you facing charges for a misdemeanor crime? It is advised that you contact a York misdemeanor defense attorney right away, as even these crimes can be met with severe penalties.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Ilkhanoff & Silverstein - York Attorney
Located at 135 N. George Street, Suite 223 York, PA 17401. View Map
Phone: (717) 563-0681