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The Traffic and Misdemeanor Division handles a variety of citations ranging from petty misdemeanor offenses which include minor parking and traffic violations to misdemeanor offenses including driving while intoxicated, theft, and worthless check violations.
What are the maximum penalties for a petty misdemeanor and a misdemeanor?
A petty misdemeanor is punishable by up to a maximum fine of $300. Because there is no possibility of jail time, a petty misdemeanor is not considered a crime.
A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
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How to expunge a criminal/traffic case
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The information contained on this site is not intended as legal advice but as a general guide to explain the legal process.