What is the penalty for a Class 3 Misdemeanor NC?
A Class 3 misdemeanor in North Carolina is the least serious type of misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of twenty days in jail and a $200 fine. Class 3 misdemeanors include simple possession of marijuana, concealing goods in a store, DWLR (not impaired driving related) and 2nd degree trespassing.
If you have less than four prior convictions on your record you can only be charged with a fine for a class 3 misdemeanor – so jail time is very unlikely for first offenders in North Carolina.
If you are charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor in North Carolina contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation. We handle Wake County criminal cases and can be reached at 919-585-1486 (by phone or text) for a free consultation. Generally the goal for class 3 misdemeanors is a dismissal and then an expungement. There are also first offender options available for many charged with a class 3 misdemeanor in Wake County, NC.