Don’t Fight Your Misdemeanor Alone
Because Misdemeanor convictions carry much lighter possible sentences than felonies, many mistakenly take misdemeanor charges lightly. Make no mistake, a misdemeanor conviction will give you a criminal record, may result in jail time, and will wreak havoc on your personal, family, and professional life.
Adam Bolotin is criminal defense lawyer who works just as tirelessly and aggressively fighting misdemeanor offenses as felonies. Mr. Bolotin has successfully convinced prosecutors to reduce misdemeanor charges to lesser non-criminal offenses, and even to dismiss the case all together.
What Are The Differences Between a Misdemeanor and Violation in New York?
The state of New York distinguishes Misdemeanor charges from Violations. Violations are not criminal offenses and do not create criminal records. Violation offenses range from disorderly conduct to unlawful possession of marijuana. In some cases, an experienced criminal attorney, like Adam Bolotin can convince the district attorney handling your case to reduce your misdemeanor charge to a violation.
In contrast, misdemeanor convictions will result in a criminal record. Sentences following a Misdemeanor conviction can range from no jail time to up to 12 months behind bars, probation, conditional discharge, or community service.
Misdemeanor offenses in New York include:
- Arson in the fifth degree 150.01
- Assault in the third degree 120.00
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree 220.03
- Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the second degree 220.70
- Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree 265.01
- Endangering the welfare of a child 260.10
- Forcible touching 130.52
- Sexual abuse in the second degree 130.60
- Hazing in the first degree 120.16
Facing Misdemeanor Charges? Contact Adam Bolotin Today.
If you or a loved one are facing Misdemeanor charges, don’t fight the case alone. contact Mr. Bolotin today. Adam Bolotin is an aggressive criminal defense attorney that will expose every hole the prosecutor’s case. Call NY: (646) 368-8688 | CHI: (312) 626-2602 or click here to schedule a free consultation.