Ms. Singh is a client of your firm. She was recently arrested for breach of peace during an altercation at a bar. Ms. singh was the recipient of unwanted advances from another patron at the bar. Her boyfriend became jealous and punched the other man. Ms. sinhg was arrested for breach of peace. She is very concerned about the possibility of a long prison sentence and capital punishment. Breach of peace is a misdemeanor.
Research the difference between a felony and misdemeanor. Write a memo explaining the differences and, in particular, addressing Ms. Singh concerns about prison and the death penalty if she is eventually convicted of the crime.
with a references
April 26, 2012
To: Ms. Singh
From: Attorney ??(your name)
I have been made aware of your concerns regarding your recent arrest and the penalties you may face. You were charged with "Breach of Peace" which is a misdemeanor violation. First let me explain what "Breach of Peace" means in layman's terms.
Breach of Peace basically is a type of misbehavior that results in public unrest or disturbance. You were charged with this because the arresting officer ...
Clients involved with a legal issue often will not understand the law and are afraid of the possible consequences. This response elaborates to a client the difference in a felony and misdemeanor and the possible consequences faced.