Felonies & Misdemeanors in New York

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockland County

With more than a decade of legal experience behind me, I understand that it can be a confusing and difficult experience to be charged with a crime. Most people never imagine that they could be arrested, making it even more shocking for them when they are facing criminal charges.

For this reason, my firm provides personalized legal counsel that is directed towards helping each individual client. When you work with the Law Office of David D. Narain, you can rest assured that you are receiving dedicated and aggressively legal support from a Rockland County criminal defense lawyer.

Felonies vs. Misdemeanors

Criminal offenses can be broken down into two main categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses that can be committed, including crimes like:

  • Murder
  • Burglary
  • Drug trafficking
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping

They are punishable by a year or more of prison time and can include up to five years of probation and post release supervision. Depending on the type of crime, a person convicted of a felony may owe a substantial amount of fines and fees as well.

Misdemeanors may include the following types of crimes:

  • Drug possession
  • DWI
  • Petty theft
  • Assault
  • Indecent Exposure

In some cases, a crime could be a felony if more severe circumstances were involved, such as a third DWI or a weapon involved in the assault. While they are still considered serious offenses, misdemeanors result in much less jail or prison time. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you could face up to one year in county jail, probation time, fines and other penalties.

Retain Serious, Dedicated Representation

Regardless of what type of offense you are facing, it is important that you take your charges seriously. More importantly, you should never try to handle your criminal case on your own.

To speak with a dedicated Rockland County criminal defense attorney about your case, please contact my firm today and schedule your free consultation.

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