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Do not be deceived into believing that a misdemeanor, though a lesser charge than a felony, requires little legal representation. While the consequences are not as severe as a felony, you still require intelligent legal representation if you aim to achieve the best possible results in your case. When you are charged with a misdemeanor, both your freedom and reputation are at stake.

Retain the skilled legal counsel you deserve with help from our Downey criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Ronald M. Hall offers free consultations to help you get started.

Crimes charged as misdemeanors in the state of California include, but are not limited to:

  • Some first offense DUI charges
  • Petty theft, including shoplifting
  • Minor traffic violations
  • Prostitution
  • Mild assault
  • Littering
  • Public drunkenness
  • Domestic violence

Though many of these crimes seem minor, the courts are not lenient in pursuing an aggressive sentence against the individual who allegedly committed the crime.

Common Misdemeanor Consequences in California

Once you have been accused and charged with a misdemeanor crime, you will not likely be immediately jailed. Most misdemeanors are charged through a ticket. Occasionally, individuals are arrested for misdemeanor crimes such as DUI and public drunkenness, but in most of these cases you will not be required to post bail. Your next responsibility is to contact our firm.

Our experienced Downey criminal defense attorney can give you the tools you need to successfully navigate these charges. When you seek the help of our team, you can expect to meet personally with a respectful and attentive attorney. In your free case evaluation, we review the facts of your case and explain the most likely outcomes for your case.

This will include outlining your potential consequences, which can include: 

  • Jail
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Rehabilitation programs