Felony & Misdemeanor Charges
Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis
Crimes are classified as felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are less heavily penalized than felonies, and carry less long-term negative effects. In spite of this, however, ignoring a misdemeanor charge or treating it lightly is a poor strategy that could result in serious consequences.
Any criminal charge requires representation from a capable team of Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers who can stand up for you and help you move on with your life after an arrest. You can rely on Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for the skilled advocacy and representation you need.
Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, call our firm today.
The Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are punishable by up to, but not more than, one year in county jail, fines, mandatory restitution, community service, and other penalties. Misdemeanors may be classified as a petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or gross misdemeanor. Felonies are categorized into six "classes."
These crimes may be punished by a term in state prison, heavy fines, and even the death penalty. In addition, being charged with a felony could affect other aspects of the accused individual's life. They will no longer be able to own a firearm, and their employment options could also be jeopardized.
Examples of felony crimes include:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Weapons crimes
- Some drug offenses
- Grand theft
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Schedule your free consultation with a member of our team and learn how we can help you, no matter what charges you face. Let us stand up for your rights! We are proud to represent clients throughout Greater Minnesota, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.
For the help you need and the representation that could make a difference, call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. today at (612) 444-5020.