Criminal Lawyer Oakland, CA
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, please connect with an experienced criminal lawyer Oakland, CA residents trust. Don’t be fooled by those who would have you believe that because you’ve “only” been charged with a misdemeanor that you don’t need to seek personalized legal guidance. By legal definition, misdemeanors are crimes that aren’t punishable by more than one year in jail. Simply because misdemeanors are lesser crimes than felonies are doesn’t mean that convictions of said offenses aren’t consequential. Failing to fight a misdemeanor charge with a vigorous criminal defense could have consequences that will affect you for your whole life long. If you haven’t yet connected with the experienced California legal team at The Hallinan Law Firm, please do so now. Some effort today could save you years of frustration, financial consequences, practical challenges, and regret. Let our passionate Oakland, CA criminal lawyer team help you build the strongest possible defense to the misdemeanor charges you’re currently facing.
Do I Need Representation if I’ve Only Been Charged with a Misdemeanor?
As noted above, a misdemeanor is a crime that cannot result in a jail sentence that exceeds one year. However, a misdemeanor conviction can result in a jail sentence of up to one year, in addition to fines, mandatory community service requirements, the loss of your driver’s license, mandatory counseling/anger management/rehabilitation services, a period of probation, etc. Each of these consequences can be life-altering for a time. However, arguably the most consequential effect of a misdemeanor conviction is an entry on your criminal record. If you don’t yet have a criminal record, you’ll have one post-conviction. If you already have a criminal record, that record will become longer. Depending on what you’ve already been convicted of, your misdemeanor charges could be enhanced to felony charges. In short, a misdemeanor conviction is a reality that you’ll want to avoid, if at all possible.
Thankfully, you don’t have to build a criminal defense case alone. Our firm is proud to represent those facing criminal charges, partially because we know that not everyone is guilty of what they’ve been accused of and partially because we know that everyone makes mistakes. Regardless of whether you’re guilty or not, you deserve to have the best possible defense constructed on your behalf. If you haven’t yet alerted our firm to the fact that you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, please do so now. We need as much time as we possibly can to build a solid defense for your benefit.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you’re concerned about committing to legal representation through our firm, please know that consultations are confidential and risk-free. If our team isn’t the “right fit” for your needs, you’ll incur no obligation from meeting with us in a consultation setting. You have nothing to lose and potentially much to gain by exploring your options at this time. Please call Hallinan Law firm now – our Oakland, CA criminal lawyer team looks forward to assisting you.