Andrea Hayduk is an experienced Chattanooga misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer dedicated to responding to each client’s individual needs and concerns.
Misdemeanors are violations of Tennessee law that may be punished by fine or confinement of less than one year, or a combination of both. Though these violations and their punishments are less serious than felonies, misdemeanors still have serious consequences, including jail time and fines, potential difficulties when applying for jobs, and effects on your criminal records.
Tennessee misdemeanors include a variety of offenses, including assault, theft up to $500, vandalism, and disorderly conduct. We represent clients for all misdemeanor crimes ranging from reckless driving to petty theft and simple possession.
Misdemeanors are divided into three categories for the purposes of sentencing: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
Class A misdemeanors are punishable by incarceration for a period not greater than 11 months, 29 days, or a fine not to exceed $2,500, unless otherwise provided by statute.
Class B misdemeanors are punishable by incarceration for a period not greater than 6 months or a fine not to exceed $500, unless otherwise provided by statute.
Class C misdemeanors are punishable by incarceration for a period not greater than 30 days or a fine not to exceed $50.00, unless otherwise provided by statute.
Because of the potential consequences of a misdemeanor on your Tennessee criminal record and therefore your future, you need someone with experience who cares about you and your individual situation and who will dedicate the time and effort necessary to achieve the best possible result. If your case is successfully dismissed, you will also need an attorney who will expunge the arrest from your record.
If you are faced with a misdemeanor criminal charge in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, contact Ms. Hayduk now at 423-805-3100 or click below for a free initial consultation.