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Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony - Contact Barclay Law, LLC

Experienced Alabama criminal attorney John Michael Barclay knows laws inside and out

John Michael Barclay, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Birmingham, AL, has a comprehensive understanding of Alabama's legal system. That's why he has such a strong track record for successfully defending people charged with both misdemeanors and felonies in Alabama.

The difference between misdemeanors and felonies goes far beyond the length of the prison sentence. If you are convicted of a felony, you will lose your right to vote, your right to bear arms and often your ability to hold public office.

As for prison terms, if a law requires a person to be imprisoned for one year or less, such crimes are normally classified as misdemeanors. Crimes with prison sentences of one year or longer are normally considered felonies. If there's no prison time but merely a fine, law enforcement officials normally classify such criminal activity as an infraction, such as traffic violations and other municipal court offenses.

"Should I hire a lawyer if I'm charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Alabama?"

Yes, if you are considering hiring a defense lawyer, call 866-584-1023 immediately.   Attorney John Michael Barclay will vigorously fight for your rights, whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge in Alabama.

Many other factors routinely come into play when determining whether to charge someone with a misdemeanor or a felony. Was someone accidently hurt or intentionally killed? Was a gun involved? If it's a drug offense, which illegal drug was involved and what was the quantity of the drug?

Cut through the confusion. Contact Birmingham, AL criminal defense law firm Barclay Law, LLC.  We will answer your questions. We are well-versed in state and federal laws. We help clients navigate the legal system in Alabama. We know how to defend the accused, and we have the track record to prove it. Case results matter here.

Discover how a determined Alabama defense attorney can help

 "People make mistakes," attorney Barclay often says. "And everyone deserves a second chance."

If you've been charged with DUI in Alabama, don't simply plead guilty. Talk to Alabama DUI law firm Barclay Law, LLC. You have rights. And we will fight for them.

Explore your legal options. Contact Barclay Law, LLC. Call 866-584-1023 right now or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a free consultation. Barclay Law, LLC accepts all major credit cards. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get your life back on track. We proudly serve people charged in the Municipal, State and Federal courts of Alabama.

Expect more. Contact attorney John Michael Barclay. Case results matter here.

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