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I was charged with a Class 2 Misdemeanor; Will I go to Jail?
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Class 2 Misdemeanor NC

Most offenders who are charged with a Class 2 Misdemeanor do not receive any jail time as part of their sentence. In North Carolina, misdemeanors are broken down into four different classes with the lowest class being a Class 3 Misdemeanor and the highest class being a Class A1 Misdemeanor.

Examples of Class 2 Misdemeanors that our office handles include:

  • Carrying Concealed Weapons (first offense)

  • Cyber- Bullying, Defendant under 18

  • Cyberstalking

  • Defrauding Innkeeper

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Driving after Consuming

  • Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor

  • Failure to Report an Accident

  • Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle

  • False Report to Police

  • Financial Card Fraud

  • First-Degree Trespass

  • Furnishing False Information to Officer

  • Harassing Phone Calls

  • Indecent Exposure

  • Injury to Personal Property, $200 or Less

  • Marine/Wildlife Violations, Second/Subsequent Offense

  • Possession of Schedule V Controlled Substance

  • Racing/Speed Competition

  • Reckless Driving to Endanger

  • Resisting Officers

  • Shoplifting Concealment of Merchandise, Second Offense in 3 years

  • Simple Assault/Assault and Battery/Affray

  • Standing/Sitting/Lying on Highway 

What are the consequences for a Class 2 Misdemeanor?

The consequences for a Class 2 Misdemeanor depend on your record level. If you have one prior criminal conviction, you are considered a record level I. If you have between one and four prior criminal convictions, you are considered a record level II. If you have five or more prior criminal convictions, you are considered a record level III.

Offenders who are a record level I may not be sentenced to any jail time. In fact, generally, first time offenders who are considered record level I for sentencing purposes will also qualify for a dismissal as part of a deferred prosecution. Depending on the type of charge, you may qualify for the First Offender’s program which involves completing 75 hours of community service for a dismissal. Or, you may qualify for the 90/96 program which involves completing substance abuse treatment.

Offenders who are record level II may not be sentenced to jail, but may be sentenced to probation, community service or simply asked to pay a fine.

Offenders who are a record level III may be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail at the judge’s discretion, or may be sentenced to probation, community service or simply asked to pay a fine.

Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC

An experienced attorney can best help you avoid a harsh sentence and work with the prosecutor to get a deal on your behalf. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, our first goal is always to seek a dismissal of the charges. If the charges are dismissed, we can then help you get the charge removed from your record through the expungement process. Give attorneys Kristi Haddock, Melissa Botiglione, or Wiley Nickel a call at 919-650-2851 to discuss your options. We offer FREE consultations.

Apex Domestic Violence Attorneys
Apex Domestic Violence Lawyer

Wake County Domestic Violence Attorneys

Apex domestic violence lawyer Kristi Haddock advises and represents people facing criminal charges for domestic violence often described as spousal abuse, spousal battery or domestic dispute, such charges do not always reflect a case between married people but include those living in the same location (cohabitation), or sometimes just engaged in a dating relationship.  Such cases can also lead to violation of a domestic violence protective order or DVPO.

Domestic Violence Attorney Cary

Domestic Violence Attorneys Apex

As a former prosecutor, Cary domestic violence attorney Kristi Haddock offers a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. He understands the right steps to take in developing an aggressive defense strategy focused on securing a dismissal or minimizing any potential penalties associated with a conviction.

Domestic Violence Attorneys Cary

Apex Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic Violence cases have become extremely political and are regularly treated as “guilty until proven innocent.”   Even with minor cases, that do not involve a documented injury, proactive and rapid action by a caring defense attorney may be the key to not only avoiding a damaging no contact order, but may play a significant role in custody issues and an eventual resolution in the case that does not result in the loss of firearms, tragic orders separating you from your family and other consequences that can interfere with work, school and life.

Speak to a Cary Domestic Violence Lawyer Today!

For a free initial consultation about your legal options for resolving a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence assault charge, contact Attorney Kristi Haddock in Cary today. Contact us online or call 919-585-1486 for your free case evaluation with our Cary domestic violence attorneys.

Kristi Haddock – Domestic Violence Attorney Cary

At the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, we are committed to helping you achieve a resolution to your immediate problems, while seeking opportunities to improve the troubled family dynamics that might underlie it.

Domestic Violence Attorney Cary

In domestic violence cases, the district attorney and the judge will be especially interested in what you’re willing to do to improve relationships, conflict resolution skills, and anger management. Your demonstration toward positive change will often make the difference in a good or bad outcome for your case.

We work closely with people charged with domestic assault, assault and battery or assault on a female to obtain a dismissal, diversion to counseling/anger management or some other type of deal that ultimately leads to a dismissal. – Domestic Violence Attorneys Cary

Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges Cary

Our creative approach to difficult criminal defense problems can help you avoid the consequences of a conviction in situations such as the following:

Family violence or assault between spouses, unmarried parents, or cohabiting couples

Elder abuse

Child abuse, cruelty to a child, or child endangerment

Restraining order violations

Criminal threats

Assault on a Female

Harassment or stalking

Our ability to connect you with the programs and services that are right for your circumstances can give you an extra layer of legal protection. At the same time, we work hard to help you get the most out of the presumption of innocence that stands between you and a conviction. If you are looking for Domestic Violence Attorneys in Cary please Click Here.

Contact Us

We also keep in mind the additional risks that licensed professionals, immigrants and university students might face when they’re charged with domestic violence offenses in North Carolina. We handle Domestic Violence and Assault cases in Wake County North Carolina. To learn more about our ability to protect your interests, contact the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC in Cary; Contact us online or call 919-585-1486.

New Satellite Office Open in Apex!

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is proud to announce the opening of our first Satellite office.  The new office is located in Apex, North Carolina at 510 West Williams Street, Suite 101.  We will be able to take meetings by appointment at this new office location in Apex.  The expansion is part of an effort to better serve clients in Western Wake County and Chatham County, North Carolina.

At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC, we believe that successfully addressing client needs requires more than just knowledge of the law and a mastery of the multitude of rules and regulations that impact our clients’ needs. Providing quality legal services means being in our client’s community and being able to meet our clients where they live. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding client service, has earned our firm the excellent reputation it enjoys today.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is proud to have a great reputation and a tradition of aggressive representation of our client’s needs.  We provide quality legal representation and are dedicated to maintaining and expanding our capabilities and expertise across a wide range of practice areas in order to better address the diverse needs of our clients.  Our principal areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Speeding Tickets, Expungements, Juvenile Delinquency, DMV Issues, Child Custody and Divorce. We are also experienced in a number of specialty areas that are incorporated into these core criminal defense based practice groups.

If you are charged with a criminal offense and live in the Apex, NC area you can contact us at our new Apex location or our Cary location for a free consultation.

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