Felonies and Misdemeanors Defense - New York, NY
In New York criminal offenses are divided into three categories, which are made up of infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are comprised of more severe offenses, often facing prison terms and a criminal record that can keep people from countless career and educational opportunities. While infractions are the least serious offenses, misdemeanors make up the most common offenses in New York. Misdemeanors also happen to vary from state to state, so it's important to understand if your crime is a misdemeanor or a felony under New York State Law.
In New York, common misdemeanor charges include:
- Domestic Violence
- Aggravated Harassment
- Drunk Driving and DWI
- Drug Possession including Marijuana
- Weapons Possession
- Theft below $1,000
- Animal crimes (dog bites or injuries)
New York misdemeanors face a maximum of twelve months jail time. Some people have the impression that first time offenders can get away without jail time. This is simply not true. However, with Jason A. Steinberger representing you, he will take every step necessary to ensure that you serve absolutely no jail time. It's important to contact a New York misdemeanor lawyer Jason A. Steinberger about the state and nature of your case. Law enforcement is strict and you need to make sure your case is adequately handled and your rights are protected.
Felony offenses, by contrast are much more severe. They are serious and need the immediate help and advice of an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer. Law enforcement is particularly strict on these types of cases and building a defense needs to be done immediately. The consequences for a felony conviction include:
- You are barred from Federally funded housing
- You may no longer vote (this is called "felony disenfranchisement")
- You are excluded from welfare
- Exclusion of future purchase of firearms
- You may no longer sit on a jury
- You are excluded from some operator licenses
No matter what your charges may be, misdemeanor or felony, you need to contact a New York Criminal Lawyer immediately. Attorney Jason A. Steinberger is an experienced criminal defense lawyer with broad, comprehensive experience in a wide range of criminal defense law. These include drug possession, DUI defense, domestic violence and much more. He has zealously and aggressively fought for the rights of his clients and understands the value of your peace of mind. Initial consultations are always free. Call today.