Many times people feel that a Misdemeanor case is not very serious. As a result, they don’t seek representation by a skilled attorney and they often plead guilty just to “get the case over with.”
These are tragic decisions that I see people make every day. The person often does not realize that even though they only had to pay a fine, they still are going to receive a criminal conviction. In fact, most criminal convictions are permanent and will stay on a person’s record for the rest of their life.
A conviction of a Misdemeanor often keeps a person from getting a job, getting into school, or getting a specialized license or certification. It can also prevent a person from being able to rent an apartment or condo.
There are no “minor” criminal charges. If you are charged with a crime, it is serious. You owe it to yourself to seek out experienced and professional representation by a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Common misdemeanor charges include: Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, Damage to Real or Personal Property, Hit and Run, Communicating Threats, and Simple Assault.