Petty Misdemeanors

Petty misdemeanors are usually pretty minor offenses that often don't require the aid of an attorney.  However, for some people and in some situations, it may be in your best interest to contact a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney when charged with a petty misdemeanor.

Petty misdemeanors are most commonly found in minor traffic violations.  Your run-of-the-mill speeding ticket, running a stop sign, and an illegal turn are all petty misdemeanors.  However, other minor crimes like possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and minor consumption all fall under the umbrella of petty misdemeanors.

Petty misdemeanors are technically not crimes in the state of Minnesota, but that doesn't mean you can't be hurt by their presence on your record.  If you use your driver's license to earn a living (i.e., truck drivers, social workers, bus/taxi drivers), too many of these petty misdemeanor violations could end up costing you your job.  For those of you trying to gain acceptance to college or certain professional programs, petty misdemeanor narcotics charges could end up costing you.

If you are concerned about the potential consequences that stem from a petty misdemeanor conviction and how they may affect you, contact a Minnesota petty misdemeanor defense attorney with The Law Office of Brodie Hacken to find out what we can do for you.