Our readers know the difference between felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, with felonies being considered the most serious types of charges a person can face, and misdemeanors being considered “less serious” charges. However, when you are facing a criminal charge, even misdemeanors should be taken seriously.
Why? Well, even a misdemeanor conviction can impact your life in more ways than one. Yes, you will need to worry about the prospect of incarceration or, at the very least, some period of time spent under probation supervision. But, there can be other impacts as well. For example, a DUI misdemeanor conviction can come with a driver’s license suspension. Just think of how much your life would be negatively impacted if you were unable to drive for 30 days or longer.
Drug charges or convictions for “crimes of violence” can also leave a significant blackmark on your record as well. And, if the number of convictions you have starts to pile up, you may face even more significant charges on your next case, if you find yourself facing criminal charges again.
Craft a defense strategy
At our law firm, we understand that misdemeanor charges should be treated as seriously as all other charges. We do our best to help our clients craft a defense strategy for their unique circumstances. Drug charges, weapons charges, domestic violence, DUIs – these, among others, are some of the categories of alleged crimes that could leave California residents facing misdemeanor charges. For more information about how we might be able to help in your case, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.