What exactly is a 3rd degree misdemeanor?

Anonymous
No judgement please. So without going into detail, other than the fact that I was drinking and forgot I took medication and have absolutely no idea what happened, I got a domestic violence & harassment charge. It’s a 3rd degree misdemeanor. So what will happen in court? I know the possibility is 6 months in jail and fines, but what will realistically happen? This is my first time ever getting arrested or in trouble with the law EVER. Also, my friend is in the exact same situation as I am, first offense and everything, but she got a 1st degree misdemeanor. Why would she get so much worse than me? Again no judgement you will be reported, I’m just trying to find some advice on what will happen. Thank you.
What exactly is a 3rd degree misdemeanor?
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