All criminal charges can negatively affect your future—your housing and job prospects, your family and your own wellbeing. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, do not make the mistake of taking them lightly. Get serious legal help from Patrick J. Martinez & Associates.
Misdemeanors Are Serious
It is true that felonies carry harsher penalties than misdemeanors, but that does not mean misdemeanor charges are “easy.” Penalties of misdemeanor convictions may cost you:
- Money—fines and court fees can easily accrue to thousands of dollars
- Freedom—up to one year in jail
Time spent in detention and a conviction on your record may also result in the loss of your job and your ability to get a job. Finding housing may be harder, too.
Why You Need Criminal Defense
Having misdemeanor convictions on your record will increase the severity of penalties for any subsequent offence. That is why it is so important to keep your record clean.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates work hard to help first time alleged offenders get charges dismissed so that your record stays clean. However, we do not believe that your record should ever compromise the quality of your legal representation. For individuals facing subsequent misdemeanor charges, we work just as hard to get charges dismissed. We build strong defense cases at the same time we seek out intervention and rehabilitation programs that may prevent another charge or reduce the penalties you face.
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you need expert criminal defense. Get the legal counsel you need at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates. Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM office.