Misdemeanor By Disposition In North Dakota

In North Dakota, a useful law over the years for defendants charged with felonies is the misdemeanor by disposition statute. N.D.C.C. § 12.1-32-02(9) states that “[a] person who is convicted of a felony and sentenced to  imprisonment for not more than three hundred sixty days is deemed to have been convicted of a misdemeanor.” This provision has been interpreted to include one’s entire imprisonment sentence, even stayed time. Hence, a sentence of 366 days, with all but one day suspended would not be covered under the statute. Whereas, a straight sentence of 359 days of imprisonment would be covered.  However, [...]

By | 2024-02-09T22:17:13+00:00 June 15th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

Why You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal law is a set of rules that defines acts that are deemed illegal.  Criminal Procedure outlines how the government will prosecute you if you commit these acts. If you are charged with a crime, it is a very serious matter. Not only is your freedom at stake, but elements in your future may be negatively impacted, such as your employment, housing, and your personal relationships.  Without a law degree and extensive criminal law training, you lack the knowledge necessary to represent yourself.  Moreover, you are not objective! There is nothing riskier than taking on the legal field without legal [...]

By | 2022-06-16T19:48:05+00:00 March 30th, 2022|Criminal Defense|