While they are less serious than felony offenses, misdemeanor crimes carry harsh penalties and long-term consequences. If convicted, your employment and credibility can be affected.
At Patrick J. Martinez & Associates, we believe that our clients are innocent. We know what is at stake and provide the aggressive criminal defense you need to protect your rights and freedom.
What are Misdemeanor Crimes?
Misdemeanor crimes are offenses that carry the penalty of jail time. Depending on an individual’s prior convictions, a judge may sentence probation, community service or fines instead of incarceration.
There are two types of misdemeanor crimes:
- Petty misdemeanors: Disturbing the peace, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, lewd acts, telephone harassment
- Full misdemeanors: DWI, assault and battery, domestic violence, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia
If you or a loved one have been arrested on misdemeanor charges, it is essential to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates offers the immediate help you need, providing legal advice and defense strategy promptly. Our experienced attorneys will be able to communicate your legal options right away.
Common Misdemeanor Crimes
In New Mexico, common misdemeanor crimes include:
- Driving on a Suspended License
- Disorderly Conduct
- Shop lifting
- Domestic violence
If convicted, misdemeanor offenses can show up in a background check or affect your family situation. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates understands that this is a frightening and stressful time. We believe you are innocent and prepare your case for trial to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact an Albuquerque Defense Attorney
Protect your best interests and rights after a misdemeanor arrest with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Patrick J. Martinez & Associates today to schedule a FREE consultation in Albuquerque.