Criminal Misdemeanor Cases

  • A misdemeanor, a criminal offense that is less serious than a felony and more serious than an infraction, is generally punishable by a fine or incarceration in a local jail, or both.  Many jurisdictions separate misdemeanors, and petty misdemeanors.
  • Underage drinking, petty crimes such as shoplifting, the obtainment of small amounts of marijuana, public urination, or minor destruction of property are considered misdemeanors.
  • Those who are charged with misdemeanors should seek the aid of Matchett Law, who specializes in civil law. Edward Matchett will typically seek to alleviate and resolve the misdemeanor suit out of court through an alternative resolution.