Misdemeanor

Misdemeanors are violations of the law that are 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. Misdemeanor offenses include:
  • Assault
  • Battery (Domestic Violence)
  • Petit Theft
  • Possession of Marijuana and Marijuana Paraphernalia
  • Prostitution-Related Charges
  • Resisting Arrest Without Violence
  • Worthless Checks
Ordinance violation cases are punishable by a fine or civil penalty.