Albuquerque Misdemeanor Penalties Lawyer

MisdemeanorMisdemeanor offenses fall into two categories: petty and full. As the name would suggest, a petty misdemeanor (1st DWI offense, shoplifting) is considered a lesser offense than a full misdemeanor and therefore carries a less severe punishment. If you are convicted of a petty misdemeanor, penalties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • $500 fine
  • 6 month probation
  • Community service
  • License suspension

On the other hand, full misdemeanor offenses (assault and battery, reckless driving) are considered more severe and are assigned more serious consequences. These penalties may include:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • $1000 fine
  • 1 year probation
  • Community service
  • License suspension

Although misdemeanors may not seem to be serious criminal charges, they may have long-lasting, life-changing consequences. Families may be torn apart, friendships broken, and job opportunities lost because of a simple misdemeanor conviction. To avoid this unfortunate aftermath, seek an experienced criminal defense attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Contact Our Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney

At Patrick J. Martinez & Associates, we have 15 years of experience defending those facing misdemeanor offenses throughout the state of New Mexico. We are dedicated to proving your innocence and will work tirelessly to do so. As a trusted trial lawyer, Patrick J. Martinez always prepares each case to be taken to trial; you decide if a plea agreement is the better option. Allow Patrick J. Martinez to defend your rights and protect your freedom.

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