Misdemeanors are offenses of the law that is less serious than felony offenses. They are punishable by a fine, probation, and/or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year as opposed to a state prison sentence on a felony charge. The misdemeanor offenses include petit theft, worthless checks, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, battery (domestic violence), and assault.
Modified on: Thu, 31 Mar, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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