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Petty vs Gross Misdemeanor

Minneapolis criminal defense attorney, Ryan Garry, discusses the various levels of criminal offenses.

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A petty misdemeanor is a non-criminal offenses. For example, a parking ticket is a petty misdemeanor, possessing 42 grams of marijuana in your home is a petty misdemeanor. Most people don’t know that it’s not illegal to possess a small amount of marijuana in your home. A misdemeanors a crime that ranges from zero to 90 days in jail. It’s speeding tickets, first time DWI, misdemeanor assault, things of that nature. Gross misdemeanor cases can be between 90 days in jail and 365 days in jail and felonies can range from a year to life.

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