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New York classifies criminal offenses as violations, misdemeanors or felonies. Persons convicted of violations may be sentenced to not more than 15 days of imprisonment. If the sentence for a criminal offense falls between 15 days of imprisonment and one year of imprisonment, that offense is a misdemeanor. There are 3 levels of misdemeanor in New York State A, B and unclassified. A misdemeanors carry a potential sentence of up to and including one year in jail. B misdemeanors can carry up to 90 days in jail and unclassified misdemeanors can carry up to one year in jail. Finally, a felony is an offense that carries a sentence of greater than one year of imprisonment. There are 5 levels of felony in New York they range from A-E. A being the highest and possibly carry life in prison to an E felony which is the lowest and by definition has to carry at least a year and a day in jail.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense or you anticipate being charged with a Felony or a Misdemeanor, you should consult with a New York Felony Attorney or NewYork Misdemeanor Lawyer. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can explain the criminal charges you are facing and help you prepare an aggressive and vigorous defense on your behalf.
If you are facing substantial fines and imprisonment, know that you do not have to face the police and prosecution alone. Whether you have been charged with a felony such as robbery, arson, kidnapping, burglary, sex offenses, fraud, domestic violence or a misdemeanor such as assault, Marijuana possesion, DWI or petite larcey we can help.
Contact us immediately for a free no-obligation initial consultation. We can be reached at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. We have convenient locations throughout New York City including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and on Long Island in Nassau County and Suffloik County. Moreover we have an emergency 24 hour hotline if some you know is in police custody there is a Criminal Lawyer in the firm available to speak to you.