Category: Misdemeanor

COVID-19 has become a part of the daily reality for people all over the world, including the day-to-day workings of the district attorneys in North Carolina.

That’s because Governor Cooper has expanded the enforcement of his COVID mask mandate and prosecutors around the state will now be responsible for prosecuting people who violate those orders. 

The mask mandate states that those who do not wear masks in some situations can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The Structure of NC Misdemeanors

In North Carolina, [...]

Every state has its own set of interesting, and often completely outdated, laws. Louisiana is a perfect example.

In 2008 a man was arrested in Louisiana for selling $30 worth of marijuana. Yes, $30 worth of marijuana. He was originally sentenced to 15 years but was re-sentenced a few years later under a Habitual Offender Law due to previous, non-violent convictions.

Sometimes it’s easy for people to slip through the cracks and be arrested for or receive sentences for misdemeanor crimes that seem a little crazy. Still, it’s important to understand what [...]

Short of homicide, sex crimes are some of the most grievous offenses one person can commit against another. Accordingly, they are prosecuted severely in North Carolina, and nearly all are considered to be felonies.

Only a handful of offenses are considered lesser sex crimes garnering misdemeanor-level charges. They are still very serious, however, especially if the defendant has committed prior sex crimes.

What are they?

Below, we’re going to cover five sex crimes classified as a misdemeanor offenses in North Carolina, and the criminal penalties you could face upon conviction.

Sexual Battery

Sexual [...]

In North Carolina, there are two main categories of crime: misdemeanors and felonies.

If you have been charged with a felony crime, click here to learn more about the sentencing and severity of each felony charge. A felony conviction comes with punishments beyond the typical sentencing of jail and fines, so being charged with a crime that is only a misdemeanor may come as a relief. However, it’s important to take each crime seriously, and understand the sentencing, penalties, and consequences of misdemeanors as well as felonies.

Types of Misdemeanor Crimes in North


If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the Greensboro area, Schlosser & Pritchett should be your first phone call. All of our attorneys are former district attorneys and they are well aware of every prosecutor’s strategy. Having the right attorney representing you can mean the difference between serving jail time and being offered a less harsh sentence, such as enrolling in a rehabilitation program.

While misdemeanors are crimes that are less serious than felonies, they are serious charges and may carry jail sentences. In the common law that our country inherited [...]