Misdemeanor charges are not quite as serious as felonies, but an arrest is still something which should never be taken lightly. Even if you think the crime you have been accused of is not that serious, you should never assume that you do not need an attorney to represent you.
If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor crime, turn to our team at The Law Firm of Blair T. Jones, PLLC. Our experienced Round Rock criminal defense attorney has years of experience representing crimes as a former prosecutor.
Depending on the severity of the crime and which category of misdemeanor it falls into, you could be facing very serious consequences. Possible penalties for a conviction include time in prison, mandatory rehabilitation, restitution, community service, and house arrest. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, it will result in a criminal record. Having a criminal record can affect you for years to come, both socially in the way that people see you and in your ability to get hired for a job.
There are three basic categories of misdemeanors which crimes fall into:
You should not waste any time before hiring a lawyer after you have been arrested. Law enforcement officials will likely start asking you questions immediately and putting pressure on you for a confession. Exercise your right to remain silent and ask to speak with a Round Rock criminal defense lawyer from our team. If you are currently facing charges of a misdemeanor, do not hesitate to reach out to our attorney for a complimentary consultation.