Misdemeanors

Missouri Misdemeanor Attorneys

Misdemeanors are crimes punishable in Missouri with a maximum of one year in jail. A misdemeanor crime is less serious than a felony. Missouri categorizes misdemeanors into three classes:

  • Class A Misdemeanors: up to one year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.
    • Examples: possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, domestic assault in the third degree, and shoplifting items valued at less than $500.
  • Class B Misdemeanors: up to six months in jail or a fine up to $500.
    • Examples: driving while intoxicated and first degree trespassing.
  • Class C Misdemeanors: up to fifteen days in jail or a fine of up to $300.
    • Examples: illegal gambling and peace disturbance.

At Miller & Hine, we defend clients charged with:

  • Possession
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Petty Theft
  • Peace Disturbance
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Illegal Gambling

Our attorneys will thoroughly research the charges against each client and protect their rights. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, we look for opportunities to obtain a favorable plea deal, help you prove your innocence, or even get the charges against you dropped completely. We make every effort to keep a criminal misdemeanor conviction off your record. Call us today for a free consultation.