Misdemeanor Charges – San Diego Criminal Law Info
Crimes can fall into different categories. There are infractions, which are not particularly serious and are classified as a petty violation of the law. These are dealt with by the issuance of a fine. The two main classifications of crime we hear of the most are felonies and misdemeanors. Below is a general overview of misdemeanors and how a skilled San Diego criminal law attorney can be of benefit to you following a misdemeanor charge.
What is a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors are considered lesser criminal acts. The punishment for a misdemeanor is usually a fine of some sort or incarceration for up to one year, which means that the punishment for a misdemeanor is less severe than the punishment for a felony. The amount of the fine and duration of incarceration will vary based on the type of misdemeanor with which you have been charged.
Examples of misdemeanors include the following:
- DUI / DWI
- Public intoxication
- Simple assault
- Petty theft
- Reckless driving
- Disorderly conduct
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of drugs or a controlled substance (in small amounts)
- Vandalism (non-federal property)
After a Misdemeanor Charge – How a Criminal Law Attorney Can Help
After being charged with a misdemeanor, it is important to seek out the advice of experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer Randy M. Grossman. Mr. Grossman has the legal expertise you need to ensure your best interests are represented in court.
Mr. Grossman will personally represent you at your arraignment and then closely examine all documents, witness accounts, and other materials provided to him during the discovery phase of your case. He will conduct an investigation of the facts of the case. Mr. Grossman will then discuss your case with the prosecutor to see if a plea bargain can be reached and a settlement made rather than proceeding to trial. Should your case proceed to trial, Mr. Grossman will fight for you every step of the way.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor and require a criminal defense or a criminal law attorney in San Diego, contact The Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman.