Melik Shaw, 22, of Carbondale, pleaded guilty to battery, a Class A misdemeanor
Although the line formally dividing felonies and misdemeanors
is a prison-centric one, a substantial part of what previously distinguished felonies from misdemeanors
was the number and severity of collateral consequences that flowed from a conviction.
In November, a jury failed to convict Reynolds on the felony charges, instead finding him guilty of six misdemeanor
counts of solicitation of professional employment.
circumstances that gave rise to the era of mass misdemeanors
Most of us have committed misdemeanors
," says Robert L.
Harcleroad said the reduction in misdemeanor
prosecution comes early because of one resignation and the approaching family medical leave of another lawyer on his six-lawyer staff of misdemeanor
Henry Scholten, 21, of Healdsburg, was appearing before Commissioner Stephany Joy in Santa Rosa Tuesday on misdemeanor
charges when he allegedly tried to attack the judge after being ordered to jail for violating his probation.
Tribal police arrested Duro for discharging a firearm on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation, a misdemeanor
Wilfredo Briswela, 22, of Rosamond is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor
vehicular manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Tyler Lundin of Palmdale, whose death has become a rallying point for local residents opposed to illegal immigration.
According to the court, the officer testified that he had not considered the nature of the two misdemeanors
with which the arrestee had been charged and could not identify any characteristic of the arrestee that led to his conclusion that the arrestee might have been carrying contraband.
Case settlements often involve reducing felonies to misdemeanors
,'' Cooley said in defense of his action.
11/13: James Monk, 39, of Murphysboro, pleaded guilty unlawful use of weapons and aggravated assault, both class A misdemeanors