Gross Misdemeanor Intent to Escape Tax Charge Dismissed
Nicole Kettwick’s client was facing a Gross Misdemeanor Charge, Intent to Escape Tax for placing a post it over her expired tabs on her license plate. She was pulled over for speeding, a Petty Misdemeanor when the officer saw the post it over her tabs. The Gross Misdemeanors had a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $3,000.00 fine.
Nicole negotiated with the prosecutor and after some time, her client plead guilty to a Petty Misdemeanor, Speeding, which is not a crime and the Gross Misdemeanor charge was dismissed. She had to pay a minimal total in fines and fees but since a Petty Misdemeanor is not a crime, she was not placed on probation and had no further obligations beyond the fine.