Although misdemeanor charges are generally less severe than felony charges, they still can include jail time and court fees. Based on the criminal charge, there could also be additional fees added onto the conviction. Misdemeanors can also be charged initially, but then law enforcement elevates the charge to a felony if more evidence is found. If you or a loved one have been charged with a misdemeanor and need help with what your next steps should be, then reach out to our knowledgeable and experienced attorney to schedule a free consultation.
Criminal Records Affect Your Future
No matter the crime, being charged with a crime is a serious situation to be in. If you do not retain an experienced attorney for a misdemeanor charge, and are convicted, you will have consequences in the future. Once you get through any monetary penalties or jail time, you will have to deal with that conviction being on your record long term. Having a conviction of a crime on your record will impact any job you apply for, any housing you apply for and could impact any custody issue you may have in the future. Because of this, it is extremely important that you retain an experienced and knowledgeable attorney that can navigate Arizona law and put you in the best position possible based on your charges.
The Law Can Be Complicated
Navigating the law can be a cumbersome process and can be very complicated. Although you may think you have an idea of how to approach the court, you are probably not taking everything into account. If you or a loved one is charged with a misdemeanor, you only get one chance to get your charges dismissed. The prosecuting attorney’s goal is to convict you of the crime and you won’t get legal advice from anyone during this process if you do not retain counsel. One mistake can cause a conviction along with the penalties and jail time that comes with it.
Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer In Phoenix, Arizona
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then this is a very stressful time in your life. The most important step you can take right now is consulting with an experienced attorney that has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and how to handle misdemeanors. If you choose to work with our firm, you will always have direct access to your attorney and will be working with one of the most knowledgeable criminal attorneys in Arizona.
Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and other areas around Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Misdemeanor in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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