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In Massachusetts, a crime is usually a misdemeanor if the possible sentencing carries no potential for time in state prison. There is still the very real threat of months in county jail, heavy fines, and life with a criminal record. At Miller Law Group, P.C., we take a collaborative approach on all of our criminal defense cases. While there will be a main attorney working on your defense, throughout the week, we will go over cases together to weigh and help out. When you turn to our Massachusetts defense attorneys, you truly benefit from our nearly 100 years of collective experience. Get a proven legal team in your corner today.
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Possible Misdemeanor Sentencing in Southborough & Massachusetts
To face a misdemeanor charge normally means that you are looking at a year or less in jail plus a fine, though there are some misdemeanor convictions that carry a 30-month jail sentence. There is a slight chance of mandatory minimum sentences, such as with violation of a restraining order, which typically mandates at least 30 days in jail.
However, in many other misdemeanor cases, a judge can often choose any sentence so long as it doesn't exceed the maximum penalty listed. It is possible in some cases to arrange for a suspended sentence or a "special sentence of imprisonment". In the latter arrangement, a defendant can serve all the days of their jail sentence on holidays and weekends, presumably allowing them to keep their job. A suspended sentence puts the defendant on probation, and as long as they abide by probation terms and pay their fine, they can stay out of jail.
We can help defend you against any misdemeanor charges, including and not limited to:
- Assault and battery (with no serious injury, otherwise it's a felony)
- Drug possession
- Larceny (theft) of property valued at $1,200 or less (as long as it's not a firearm)
- Reckless driving
Whatever the details of your case, we are committed to alleviating your worries about the future. We will do our utmost to protect your rights at every turn and work to keep your future as unaffected as possible by these misdemeanor charges. Find out how our trial-tested lawyers can help you.
We can meet with you at any of several convenient office locations throughout Massachusetts. Call (508) 502-7002 to schedule your free case evaluation!
Our defense lawyers have offices in Southborough, Mansfield, Burlington, Danvers, and Dedham, representing clients in Beverly, Cambridge, Plymouth, Quincy, Woburn, Worcester, and throughout Massachusetts.
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