Misdemeanors are minor crimes and carry lighter sentences than felonies, such as fines, penalties, forfeiture, and imprisonment for under a year. Community service could be all or part of a sentence for misdemeanors offenses.
Even if you are charged with a misdemeanor, it is crucial to get the best possible criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Misdemeanors can be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year and there are potential collateral consequences to a misdemeanor conviction. In some instances, individuals have lost their professional certifications and licenses. While many misdemeanors provide for a minimal punishment, the potential for such consequences are still high and that is why it is important to have an experienced legal professional by your side.
Sacramento misdemeanor criminal defense attorney, Dan Koukol, guides his clients through the complex process of the criminal justice system. He has helped many overcome severe penalties because of our extensive criminal law experience. Dan is results oriented; seeking above all else to help his clients achieve the best conceivable results in the most timely, discreet, and successful manner possible.
Some examples of misdemeanors include; DUI’s, disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly, public intoxication, failing to appear in court, battery, simple assault, drug possession, pandering (prostitution), indecent exposure, sexual battery, criminal trespass, petty theft and shoplifting (less than $300).
If you or someone you know has been accused of a misdemeanor, Dan Koukol can give you honest, straight forward advise. Call today for your confidential free consultation.