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Misdemeanor charges shouldn't be ignored

Misdemeanor charges are often thought of as nothing more than a nuisance that you hae to deal with so you don't face more serious consequences. That isn't the way that things always happen. Some misdemeanor charges can mar your record and make it difficult for you to live life in the way you always have.

It is easy to see why people think that they don't need to worry about a defense against a misdemeanor. Many people simply plead guilty to a misdemeanor in an effort to get the issue taken care of quickly. That isn't always a good thing.

Think about federal misdemeanors, which account for about 10 percent of federal convictions. These convictions can have serious impacts on individuals' lives, because some of them can mirror those of felony convictions. A big issue with misdemeanors is that there aren't as many avenues to do away with misdemeanors, such as expungements, as there are with felonies.

We understand that you might feel lost about how to deal with a misdemeanor. You should know that you still have the right to have an attorney present during the each step of the criminal justice process when you are facing a misdemeanor, just as when you are facing a felony. You should invoke those rights as soon as possible in the process.

We can help you learn about any programs that are available that might help to minimize the consequences of your case. We know that you need to remain informed about what is going on because it is your freedom, your money and your criminal record that are at stake. No matter what type of criminal charge you are facing, we can represent your interests in court.

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