Misdemeanors are violations of the law that are less serious than felony offenses. They are punishable by a fine, probation, and/or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, as opposed to a state prison sentence on a felony charge. Misdemeanor offenses include:
- Battery (Domestic Violence)
- Petit Theft
- Possession of Marijuana and Marijuana Paraphernalia
- Prostitution-Related Charges
- Resisting Arrest Without Violence
- Worthless Checks
Ordinance violation cases are punishable by a fine or civil penalty.