Have you been arrested for a misdemeanor? Although these charges are generally penalized not as harshly as a felony charge, they are still considered crimes and you may still be facing jail time, probation and community service. Misdemeanors are considered to be “lesser crimes” than violent crimes and often involve petty theft or some white collar crimes.

Why Seek the Assistance of a San Jose Misdemeanors Defense Attorney?

If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, you still may be facing up to one year in jail, monetary fines and your crime does still hold the possibility of being elevated to a felony. California recognizes crimes such as shoplifting or petty theft, DUI’s, indecent exposure and domestic violence as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors will show up on background checks, making it difficult for the convicted to find jobs or housing in the future. If you have been accused of a misdemeanor, it is important that you contact a San Jose criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

What to do After an Arrest

The actions you take following an arrest are extremely important. You absolutely need to work with an attorney and never face the criminal justice system alone. An experienced San Jose misdemeanors lawyer as myself, Edward N. Ajlouny, can help defend your future. I work with my clients to fully investigate every aspect of their case and build a strong defense for them. I will work hard to reduce your sentencing, acquit my clients of their charges and even work with the prosecuting attorney to establish a plea bargain or alternate sentencing such as community service or treatment. Following an arrest, it is of the utmost importance that you do not hesitate in contacting my firm as quickly as possible. The sooner you call, the sooner we can work towards defending your future. Contact my firm today for a free case evaluation.