A misdemeanor, although a lesser charge than a felony, may carry serious consequences that can affect future employment and educational opportunities and may result in fines, a criminal record, community service, counseling, and up to one year in jail. A misdemeanor conviction may also affect your driving privileges and security clearance, and committing certain misdemeanor offenses more than once or twice may result in felony charges and therefore enhanced penalties. If you are facing a misdemeanor, you should speak to a Terre Haute criminal defense law office.
TYPES OF MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES
Our Terre Haute criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout Indiana who are facing any type of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Many DUI Offenses(driving under the influence)
- Minor in possession of alcohol or public intoxication
- Marijuana possession
- Some Misdemeanor Battery and Domestic Violence Offenses
- Shoplifting / Conversion
- Disturbing the peace and quiet of a person or neighborhood
- Disorderly conduct
- Public intoxication
- Misconduct Involving weapons(carrying a concealed weapon without a permit)
- Criminal speeding / reckless driving
- All other misdemeanor crimes
FIGHTING A MISDEMEANOR ACCUSATION
Misdemeanors are divided into three categories: A, B, and C. The maximum penalty for an A misdemeanor includes a fine of up to $5,000 and 1 year in jail. The penalties decrease for B and C misdemeanors. With a tremendous amount of experience in county and city courts in Indiana, the Terre Haute criminal defense attorneys at Rowdy Williams Law Firm is more than qualified to address your misdemeanor charges and help you avoid jail time. The Terre Haute criminal defense attorneys at Rowdy Williams Law Firm help our clients have the best opportunity of avoiding a conviction and maximum penalties, and will aggressively challenge all aspects of your case to seek a dismissal. Contact our Terre Haute criminal defense law office today.