Many people look at misdemeanors as “˜minor’ crimes that only come with a “˜slap on the wrist’ punishment. Especially given how severe the crimes are in most television shows and movies, it’s no wonder that misdemeanors are looked at as not serious.
But in reality, a misdemeanor can completely change your life. In many cases, it’s true that misdemeanors don’t face jail time, and are instead just faced with fines. However, it’s a mistake to think that that will always be the case.
Did you know that with a misdemeanor conviction, you can spend up to six months in jail? That’s enough time to completely ruin your life. You can lose your job, and with a criminal record it may be hard to find another one, not to mention having to pay the fine that the court has given you.
It’s not worth taking the chance.
If you find yourself being charged with a misdemeanor, you need to find the best defense attorney you can, and quickly. Even one conviction can stain your criminal record permanently.
Sometimes it’s the charges that aren’t taken seriously that are the ones that end up costing too much.
So whether you’ve been charged with a Class 1, 2, or 3 misdemeanor, you need a defense attorney who understands exactly how much a misdemeanor offense can change your life, and who will take that responsibility seriously. Don’t wait to find an attorney who will represent you to the best of their abilities!