How Much Jail Time Am I Facing For My Misdemeanor Charge?
How many jail time am I facing for this Misdemeanor charge? This is a question I get asked sometimes. In order to answer this question, I need to determine several things before I can answer this question. These are the main variables I consider before I give someone my professional advise on this question.
1. What does your previous record look like? The more misdemeanor convictions and felony convictions someone has the greater the chance of incarceration on a misdemeanor conviction.
2. What judge is your case in front of? If you are in front of Judge Post in Hudsonville, Michigan you are in danger of facing jail time for a misdemeanor conviction you receive in his courtroom. Judge Post is an extremely tough judge and puts people in jail for misdemeanor convictions all the time.
3. How much harm to the victim or damage to property did you cause? For example, a person can be convicted for a domestic violence misdemeanor charge for a simple slap in the face. A person can also be convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for punching someone in the nose. The greater the harm caused, the more likely a person is to face jail time for their misdemeanor charge.
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