What is a Petty Misdemeanor?

The maximum fine for a Petty Misdemeanor is $300. A Petty Misdemeanor is not a crime and therefore carries no jail time. You may be represented by an attorney hired at your own expense. If you wish to plead not guilty, you are entitled to a court trial. A court trial is a trial by a judge without a jury. Please visit the State Court Website for more information.

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9. What is a Misdemeanor?
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