Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 11 months and 29 days.
Many common crimes – driving while license suspended and domestic violence, for example – are misdemeanors. Other crimes – driving under the influence of intoxicants and drug possession – are misdemeanor offenses, but may be elevated to felony status depending on one’s criminal history. Given the serious nature of many misdemeanor offenses, you should absolutely have counsel if you are charged with this sort of crime. Our experienced attorneys licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi can represent you and advise you of your rights and options.