Many people are under the misconception that you don’t have to have an attorney to handle a misdemeanor. They are half wrong and half right.
They are wrong in thinking that you don’t need legal representation. They are right in that you don’t need “an” attorney.
You Need EMT!
Ebony M. Turner has handled thousands of misdemeanor cases, including plea bargains, jury trials, and trials before the court. She has won motions to suppress and gotten the cases dismissed.
Class A and Class B misdemeanors carry a punishment range that includes jail time. That fact means that you must be represented by an attorney.
- Class A misdemeanors
- Punishment range of up to 1 year in the county jail and an optional fine not to exceed $4000.
- Examples include: DWI 2nd, Assault Family Violence, Theft over $500
- Class B misdemeanors
- Punishment range of up to 180 days in the county jail and an optional fine not to exceed $2000.
- Examples include: Theft over $50, Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz., DWI 1st, Driving with Suspended License