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Misdemeanor vs Felony Charge


Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charge in
Myrtle Beach & Georgetown

Misdemeanors and felony charges can have very different consequences. In criminal law, misdemeanor charges are not minor offenses compared to felonies. Some examples of misdemeanors include an assault and battery in the third degree or petty larceny.

While misdemeanor charges may be the lesser of the two, they still carry lasting consequences if convicted. The charges will remain on your record indefinitely unless you otherwise have a clean record and wait at least three years before applying for a costly expungement of your record. It is a much better to keep your record clean of all charges rather than simply taking the conviction.

A felony charge in South Carolina can have a potential sentence ranging from one year to life in prison. In rare cases, the death penalty is applicable. Any felony conviction will remain on your record for the rest of your life unless you can secure a pardon, which is difficult to achieve.

Our attorneys at Grooms and Thomas have handled thousands of felony charges, ranging from lower drug offenses to murder charges. The experience and knowledge that our attorneys can offer may make all of the difference in your case.

Give us a call today. We might just be the right firm to represent you.

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