Misdemeanors Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Feb. 20, 2020
Misdemeanors are more serious than petty offenses, but much less serious than felonies. Misdemeanors typically result in the imposition of such punishments as a fine or a jail sentence not exceeding a year. If a jail sentence is imposed, it is served at a local, city or county jail rather than a state or federal prison (penitentiary).
In many jurisdictions and in certain types of cases defendants who can’t afford an attorney are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney in a misdemeanor case. Unlike felonies, misdemeanors are usually handled by special courts with abbreviated procedures, such as a city court or municipal court.