Many crimes people are charged with fall into a specific category of crime, such as traffic crime, property crime, or white collar crime. However, in certain instances, a crime may not fit into any of these categories because of the specific violation it covers. Therefore, these crimes fall into the category of miscellaneous crime and may include crimes such as the misuse of alcohol or inappropriate public behavior. These types of crimes, however, are no less serious and may still have severe consequences on the life of the accused. Nonetheless, as with any other crime, a charged person is entitled to a fair trial and an appropriate sentence if they are found guilty.
If you have been accused of any type of crime that does not fall within a typical category, legal representation can still help you make the best case possible. The experienced miscellaneous crime attorneys at Truslow & Truslow understand a multitude of different types of criminal law and are prepared to help protect your rights no matter the situation.
What are Common Miscellaneous Crimes?
In many cases of being charged with a miscellaneous crime, you may face a misdemeanor charge and penalties, including a fine and community service. A misdemeanor will still appear on your permanent record but may not have as severe of consequences on your ability to find employment or housing. However, if you have been charged with multiple miscellaneous crimes or you have previous offenses on your record, your offense may be treated as a felony, and the penalties may be significantly more severe. The most common crimes that do not fit into a particular crime category include:
- Offenses on federal property
- Public intoxication
- Disorderly conduct
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- ABC violations
Whether you have been charged with one or multiple of these crimes, legal advice can help you determine the appropriate course of action to take and the best way to proceed in court. Additionally, a legal representative may help you determine if you need to build a defense case in order to drop or reduce your charges.
Contact Our Columbia Miscellaneous Crimes Lawyer Today
A criminal offense of any kind may greatly impact your life, but you should not have to suffer the worst of the consequences. The miscellaneous crimes attorneys at Truslow & Truslow offer knowledgeable and compassionate service to all of our clients, and we are prepared to protect your rights. We do not believe you should be treated as a guilty party until the court has made it's decision, and we will work to ensure that you receive a fair trial and that all the facts are represented accurately. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact us at (803) 590-6688 today.