Brandt Kettwick Defense can help. The criminal defense lawyers at Brandt Kettwick Defense have been handling gross misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. We know that this is a stressful time for you. We can answer questions and provide information to help you understand the charges against you and put a plan of action in place.
Gross misdemeanors carry a jail sentence of up to one year as well as $3,000 in fines.
Gross misdemeanors include:
- DWI / DUI
- Fifth degree criminal sexual conduct
- Interference with a 911 call
- Driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety
- Malicious punishment of a child
- Child endangerment
- Child neglect
- Furnishing or selling alcohol to a minor
- School bus stop arm violations
- Domestic assault
Gross misdemeanor offenses on your criminal record can prevent you from employment, renting a home, volunteering at your child’s school or with community programs, and possessing firearms. Once a case has been resolved in court, the consequences are permanent. At attorney can evaluate your case and your rights before your life is forever impacted. Our team of lawyers work together on cases to give different approaches and perspectives on a case. We know how to negotiate a resolution that will meet your concerns, and how to litigate at trial to defend your rights. We will work with you to help you decide your best course of action.
Call 763-421-6366 for a free consultation today.
Gross Misdemeanor Information & Guides
Maximum penalties for gross misdemeanors are 365 days in jail and a $3,000 fine.
Minn. Stat. § 609.02 subd. 4
A Gross Misdemeanor is a crime that carries a maximum punishment of 365 days in prison and a $3,000 fine. Gross misdemeanors are defined by statute as, “any crime which is not a felony or misdemeanor.”
Petty misdemeanor: A petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a sentence of a fine of not more than $300 may be imposed.
Misdemeanor: A crime that is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Gross Misdemeanor: A crime that is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.
Felony: A crime that is punishable by over one year in jail.
What’s the difference between felonies and gross misdemeanors?
In Minnesota, a felony is a serious offense such as assault or battery, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, some sexual offenses, and other violent crimes. A felony is punishable by at least 1 year in jail.
A gross misdemeanor is a less serious crime in Minnesota with maximum jail time of less than one year and fines of up to $3,000.
If you’re convicted of a gross misdemeanor, it can have devastating effects. A gross misdemeanor is a serious offense and written in stone on your criminal record available to future employers and landlords who perform background checks.
Gross Misdemeanor convictions can carry a severe punishment including, jail time, significant fines, and years of probation. There are also many collateral consequences to having a gross misdemeanor conviction on your record that can impact your right to own or possess a firearm, future employment opportunities, automotive insurance, and more.Anytime you are charged with a crime, you should do two things:
1. Contact a criminal defense attorney; and,
2. Do NOT talk to the cops.
Only in extremely rare circumstances do we recommend communicating with the cops and any decision to do so should be made with the advice of counsel and with an attorney present.