San Diego Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney
Misdemeanors are offenses which are less serious than felonies, punishable by up to one year in a county jail, fines, probation, community service, and other court orders pertinent to the offense such as the loss of one’s driver’s license or drug counseling or treatment,. An example of a misdemeanor is a first-time drunk driving charge. Other misdemeanors include drunk and disorderly, shoplifting, trespassing, simple possession of certain amounts of marijuana, simple assault, aiding and abetting, and similar offenses.
While a misdemeanor charge may have less severe consequences than a felony charge, you will still have a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. Your criminal record can be accessed in any routine background check by future employers, educational facilities, and state professional licensing agencies. Such a record may even affect your ability to rent or lease an apartment. That is why it is important to mount as convincing and effective a defense as possible. You may be able to lessen the charges, have your case dismissed, or have sentencing reduced or diverted. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is paramount to all of these legal actions.
Prompt and Competent Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of Scott M. Schlegel, we are committed to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome. Our extensive experience and focus on criminal defense can lead the way to viable legal strategies aimed at creating the most positive case results. With more than 15 years of defense work in both state and federal courts, Attorney Schlegel has a wealth of experience and is familiar with the local court systems in and around the greater San Diego area. Our firm has the knowledge, skills, and resources to provide outstanding legal service; we are known for our attention to detail, prompt response, and personalized service to all of our clients.
Don’t let a misdemeanor charge ruin your life or career. Get the professional advice and guidance you need in any misdemeanor case. Contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney today.