\Harrisburg Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Gerard Mangieri

dedicated misdemeanor defense attorney in
Harrisburg and Camphill Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law separates most crimes into two different categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor crimes are further broken down into three categories, each of which carries a different maximum penalty.

While a misdemeanor charge in Pennsylvania is considered a less severe category of criminal offense than a felony, a misdemeanor conviction can have lifelong consequences for your ability to get a job, and your freedom. Hiring the right Harrisburg or Camp Hill misdemeanor defense attorney is a very important decision, and Mangieri Law is here to help you.

Gerard Mangieri is a top rated misdemeanor defense in Harrisburg, PA.

Misdemeanor offense classifications and penalties

In Pennsylvania, misdemeanors are classified as misdemeanors of the 1st degree, 2nd degree, or 3rd degree.

Misdemeanors of the 3rd degree are the least severe and carry maximum punishments of up to 1 year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.

Misdemeanors of the 2nd degree carry maximum punishments of up to 2 years in prison, and up to a $5,000 fine.

Misdemeanors of the 1st degree are the most severe and carry maximum punishments of up to 5 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.

Pennsylvania law also includes the category of “ungraded misdemeanors” which are equivalent to misdemeanors of the 3rd degree. Drug possession and some DUI offenses are considered ungraded misdemeanors, although the maximum penalties for these offenses vary depending on the specific crime.

Misdemeanor defense attorney Gerard Mangieri has the experience you need by your side

The effects of a misdemeanor charge on your record may go beyond jail time and a fine. For example, some misdemeanor offenses are considered “crimes of domestic violence”, and a conviction could prevent you from owning or using firearms for the rest of your life. A misdemeanor conviction could also prevent you from finding a job or getting a professional license.

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Harrisburg and Camp Hill misdemeanor defense attorney Gerard Mangieri has tried criminal cases throughout his career and knows how to best defend your rights. Schedule your free consultation with Mangieri Law today and learn how Attorney Gerard Mangieri can help you in the Harrisburg and Camp Hill areas of Pennsylvania.


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