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What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and an Indictable Offense?

July 21, 2012 by

What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and an Indictable Offense?

Misdemeanor and indictable offenses differ in the severity of the charge. A misdemeanor is a less severe offense that may include the following penalties if you are convicted:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Education or treatment programs

Indictable offenses on the other hand, are more severe and therefore carry steeper penalties. Weapons offenses, offenses causing physical harm, grand theft, and burglary are some of the offenses that may be tried as a felony. Indictable offense convictions may include lengthy incarceration and may even lead to a life sentence.

If you have been arrested for a crime, don’t hesitate to contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney of the Law Office of Jason A. Volet. Contact us today by calling 732-503-8968.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

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Jason A. Volet
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney, Jason A. Volet focuses his practice exclusively on criminal and municipal defense in New Jersey and New York. He earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers College in 1995 and his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1998. Mr. Volet began his career in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained extensive experience prosecuting both juvenile and adult offenders. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he uses that experience to fight for the rights of individuals who have been charged with a crime.

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