The categorization for misdemeanor crimes and felony crimes are commonly confused. A misdemeanor is defined as a lesser criminal act regarding severity & penalty. These crimes are usually punished with lighter sentencing than felonies and carry modest monetary fines as punishment. Although the penalties attached to misdemeanors may vary from state to state, under Rhode Island law the penalties associated with misdemeanor crimes are clearly defined.
The Law Firm of Chad F Bank is proud to represent our clients in multiple areas of misdemeanor criminal defense. Misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses than felonies and punishable by less than one-year imprisonment in a local, city or county jail. In Rhode Island, misdemeanors are broken down into two types: misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors. The sentences for the two types of misdemeanors can differ significantly with the result varying based on your case's chances.
Chad Bank Law is available for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime contact Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Chad F. Bank at 401-229-5088 or fill out our Contact Form.