You have been arrested on what police say is a misdemeanor offense. Is this a serious crime? How will conviction affect your future? What punishments can you be subject to? At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, our criminal attorneys have more than 15 years of legal experience and can answer these questions for you. When you retain our services, our firm remains available to provide advice and counsel regarding your rights and legal options.
Are you worried about how a misdemeanor offense may impact your future? Now is the time to get started on your defense. Reach out to our firm today to set up a free, confidential initial consultation.
Though a misdemeanor crime is not as serious as a felony offense, it can still bring negative consequences. A conviction can result in up to a year in jail, probation, fines, and community service. It also means that you will carry a criminal record that can be searched during employer background checks and can prevent you from obtaining employment or a professional license within certain fields. If you are charged with a misdemeanor again in the future, having a previous conviction can actually escalate the new charges to the felony level.
With the help of a knowledgeable Columbus criminal defense lawyer from our firm, we can establish a defense that either gets your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. In some cases, we can successfully negotiate with the prosecution to secure lesser penalties or alternative sentencing to keep your record clean. Regardless of the circumstances, you can count on us to fight to clear your name.
Many people have misconceptions about the seriousness of misdemeanor charges. Often, people make the mistake of thinking they do not need legal representation to take on a misdemeanor or that they should simply plead guilty and move on. However, both of these assumptions could lead to devastating consequences. It is crucial that you fight your charges, no matter how serious! Even a minor misdemeanor could haunt your record and come back to bite you when combined with a future charge.
The Meranda Law Firm LTD is committed to providing quality and affordable representation to all clients that come through our doors. If you are looking for affordable, reliable, and experienced counsel, your search is over.
Contact our Columbus criminal lawyers immediately to discuss your case and defense strategies.