When an individual breaks the laws of Pennsylvania, they are facing serious consequences. There are two categories of crimes in Pennsylvania, misdemeanors, and felonies. Of the two, misdemeanors are less serious but can still cause an individual a number of lifelong burdens, in addition to jail time and hefty fines. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Pennsylvania, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can fight on your behalf with the intention to reduce penalties or have the charges dismissed. Our firm has over 40 years of experience providing clients with strong legal representation when they need it most. If you have been charged with a Pennsylvania misdemeanor, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.
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
- 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. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.