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Take All Misdemeanor Charges Seriously

Posted Friday, June 14, 2019 by Andrew Charles Huff

Misdemeanor charges are less serious then felony offenses but the consequences can be just as serious in the real world if not handled properly by an experienced attorney. Gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and fines up to $5,000.00. This is but one reason why it is crucial for anyone facing such a charge to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney .

Any jail time for misdemeanors typically means spending time in a county or city jail, unlike sentences for felonies that could include prison time. For less serious crimes, the punishment might consist of no jail time, community service, electronic home monitoring, fines and probation. Misdemeanor convictions can also negatively impact other areas of someone’s life including job opportunities.

Facing criminal charges is a big deal because a conviction can have severe consequences, even if limited to a misdemeanor. The best way to deal with the situation is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the laws, the courts and the people involved in all aspects of a criminal prosecution. The goal in every case is to build a strong defense focused on securing a favorable result.

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