Misdemeanor offenses, although less serious than felonies, typically carry up to one year in jail, fines and costs. Common misdemeanors include assault and battery, shoplifting, trespassing, disorderly conduct, reckless driving and both first and second drunk driving offenses. These cases are normally handled at the District Court. Consulting a Detroit misdemeanor lawyer or Detroit criminal defense lawyer should be your first step if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor. If you are charged with a misdemeanor and want assistance with your criminal defense, please contact The Draper Law Firm today.