Misdemeanors & Felonies

Misdemeanors & Felonies in New York

Nassau and Suffolk County Criminal Defense Lawyers with 75+ Years’ Combined Experience

Have you been arrested for an alleged crime in the state of New York? Has someone you love been accused of committing a crime? At Foley Griffin, we provide representation for people facing charges in Nassau County, New York. We are tough and knowledgeable advocates with a thorough understanding of the law. Our firm handles all types of criminal cases, including those involving misdemeanor and felony charges.

Representation for Misdemeanor Cases in New York

There are Class A misdemeanors and Class B misdemeanors in New York. Class A misdemeanors cannot be penalized by more than one year in jail and $1,000.00 in fines. Class B misdemeanors cannot be penalized by more than three months in jail and $500.00 in fines.

Examples of Class A misdemeanors include:

  • Third-degree identity theft
  • Petit larceny
  • Carrying a gun without a permit
  • Assault in the third degree
  • Criminal mischief in the fourth degree
  • Criminal sale of marijuana in the fourth degree
  • Custodial interference in the second degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • False advertising
  • Examples of Class B misdemeanors include:
  • Criminal nuisance in the second degree
  • Writing a bad check
  • Prostitution
  • Unlawful assembly

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor? No matter how insignificant your case may seem, the truth is that its consequences can profoundly affect your life. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen. Our lawyers act with discretion, compassion, and understanding. We fight for you and we fight to win.

Nassau County Felony Defense Attorney

In New York, the laws regarding classifications of felonies are complicated. There are indeterminate felony sentences and determinate felony sentences.

Indeterminate sentences are classified as:

  • Class A-I felony
  • Class A-II felony
  • Class B felony
  • Class C felony
  • Class D felony
  • Class E felony

Your case may seem complex and overwhelming, but we are here for you. Our team at Foley Griffin is highly experienced. As former prosecutors, we understand the justice system in this state. We’re prepared to fight for you and win. Don’t wait any longer.

Call our Long Island criminal defense lawyer from our highly-rated New York office today at (888) 966-8480 and receive a free case evaluation to begin.

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