Don’t Let a Misdemeanor Ruin Your Demeanor.
A misdemeanor is often regarded as a minor criminal offense and carries penalties of up to 90 days in jail and fines of up to $1,000. Some examples of simple misdemeanors are simple possession of marijuana, indecent exposure, shoplifting, and disorderly conduct.
A gross misdemeanor is a more serious offense. These offenses carry penalties of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $5,000.
Is My Charge a Misdemeanor or Felony?
If you’re not sure about the exact details of your charge, you should consult a Gravis Law defense lawyer to evaluate your case, answer your questions, and determine whether you charge is a felony or a misdemeanor.
Regardless of misdemeanor or felony, our attorneys are dedicated to providing the best possible defense against your criminal charges. We will ensure that you are knowledgeable about your case and have been presented all the options available to you.
Hire a Gravis Criminal Defense Attorney.
If you are debating on whether or not to hire a lawyer for your charge, let us help assure you that hiring an attorney is the best thing you can do.
- If you don’t have a record: If you do not have a criminal record, your attorney will know the best options available for your situation.
- If you do have a record: If you already have a criminal record, you could be looking at more severe punishments and jail time, even for a small crime. Hiring an attorney will give you the best chance of avoiding an active jail sentence.
- Attorneys have the answers: Your attorney will know how to answer the questions in your favor. They have the knowledge to guide you and help to prevent un-needed responses.
- Your Attorney Can Appear for You: If you are unable to attend your scheduled court date your attorney can appear on your behalf at court.
- Collateral Consequences: Collateral consequences are triggered as a consequence of a conviction. This could include loss of a professional license, ineligibility of public funds including student loans or welfare benefits, loss of voting rights, ineligibility for jury duty, denied entry to Canada, loss of gun rights, and more. An attorney can help you identify this and educate you on your options.
- You want to plead guilty: An attorney is vital when pleading guilty. They will ensure that you are being treated in a fair and appropriate manner. An attorney can help you to negotiate to reduce possible charges and sentences.
- You’re Innocent: If you are being charged for a crime you did not commit, it is important to remember that the charge will stand until you are proven innocent. An attorney will help you to communicate effectively and prove your innocence to the judge.
If your charge is only a misdemeanor, you still need to treat the case seriously and avoid a conviction, as even a misdemeanor conviction can result in jail time.
Experienced Gravis Law Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, time is of the essence. Hiring a criminal defense attorney to help you with your charges as soon as possible is crucial for getting the best result. The Gravis Law lawyers are ready to represent you against misdemeanor charges.