Felonies and Misdemeanors

If you, a family member, or friend has been charged or may be charged with a criminal offense it is crucial that you employ experienced and zealous legal representation as soon as possible. Criminal law is complex and ever changing under a vast array of state and federal regulations and continuously evolving court precedents. For over 30 years, Fisher & Fisher Law Offices has been vigorously and successfully defending clients charged in criminal matters in Northeast Pennsylvania, including Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, and Northampton Counties.

Crimes are divided into two main categories — felonies and misdemeanors.
Felonies are crimes generally punishable by more than one year’s imprisonment. You have the right to a jury trial when charged with a felony crime.

Felonies generally include:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary/Theft
  • Kidnapping
  • Serious drug offenses

Misdemeanors are crimes generally punishable by less than two years imprisonment.
You have the right to a jury trial when charged with a misdemeanor if the crime is considered serious enough.

There are also Summary offenses which include minor infractions such as disorderly conduct, harassment, and traffic tickets.

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