Misdemeanors are the most common category of criminal charge.  They cover a wide array of offense, from simple trespassing to assault.  

Misdemeanors have lower maximum penalties than either gross misdemeanors or felonies.  Most misdemeanor charges can carry with them a maximum jail sentence of 90 days, a maximum fine of $1000, probation, and possibly restitution to the victim of the alleged crime.

While many people think that misdemeanors are not a serious issue, that couldn't be further from the truth.  While the penalties are not as severe, and first offenders are extremely unlikely to serve any jail time, there can be other underlying consequences that can prove rather severe.

Even misdemeanor convictions can cause you to have trouble getting a new job or keeping your current one.  If you work in an industry such as health care or finance, any criminal conviction can be a huge blow to your career prospects.  Other areas such as transportation and education can carry similarly harsh consequences.  

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or are the subject of a misdemeanor investigation, now is the time to speak with an attorney about your situation.  We here at The Law Office of Brodie Hacken are here to help.  Call or email an attorney with The Law Office of Brodie Hacken today for your free consultation.