Misdemeanors are a criminal offense that fall in the middle between a felony and a summary offense. It is not as severe as a felony, yet it is still much worse than a summary offense. Such a charge very likely will require a misdemeanor lawyer Erie PA. Examples include Retail Theft or Driving Under the Influence. In most cases, if someone is charged with a misdemeanor, they will be punished with either probation or in some instances, imprisonment in a local county jail.
Misdemeanor crimes on ones record can often be difficult to explain away and impossible to expunge. As a result, if you are charged with a misdemeanor, it is very likely, if not addressed appropriately, that it will impact your school, and employment potential.