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Professional Criminal Law Attorneys Providing a Strong Defense Against Misdemeanor Charges

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Are you facing charges for a misdemeanor offense in Pennsylvania or New Jersey? If so, don’t make the mistake of thinking misdemeanors crimes are not a big deal — if convicted, you could be sentenced to up to a year or more in jail and required to pay costly fines. The experienced defense lawyers at Platt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio handle misdemeanor cases in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties on a regular basis. We know the strategies used by the prosecution, and we can help build a strong defense for you.

Misdemeanors in PA and NJ

There are numerous offenses considered misdemeanor crimes. New Jersey and Pennsylvania classify and penalize misdemeanors differently. The Garden State uses an alphabetical classification system — Class A, B and C. The Keystone State favors a numerical classification system — Class 1, 2 and 3. For both states, Class 1 and Class A misdemeanors are the most serious and carry the harshest penalties. Class C and Class 3 offenses have the lowest penalties.

Below are examples of misdemeanor offenses in both states:

  • Petty theft
  • Public intoxication
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of a small amount of marijuana
  • Simple assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Harassment
  • Loitering

These are just a few misdemeanor offenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If police arrest you for any type of crime, do not hesitate to contact a reputable team of criminal law attorneys. Your case is not hopeless. With an experienced attorney by your side, you may beat the charges.

How a misdemeanor conviction can affect your life

The criminal justice system classifies crimes into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Although misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, they are crimes nonetheless. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record. This can make obtaining future employment or acceptance into a university, especially difficult.

Additionally, our skilled criminal defense lawyer can explain to you that Pennsylvania uses a different penalty system. If convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor in PA, you could face up to five years in jail.

Contact us for help with misdemeanor offenses

Platt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio handles every criminal defense case with professionalism and skill. To speak to one of our experienced lawyers about a misdemeanor case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call us today at 267-388-1599 or contact us online.