Facing A Misdemeanor Criminal Charge? Let Us Help.
A misdemeanor conviction can be serious and potentially life-altering. It’s crucial to fight these charges and keep them off your record so you can continue living a free and fulfilling life.
We at the KM Law Firm can help protect your rights when facing a misdemeanor charge and level the playing field between you and the criminal justice system. We will stand up for your rights and take pride in advocating for fair treatment throughout your criminal trial. We consult with you and your family to help you understand the charges you face and make effective decisions with our available information.
Misdemeanor Charges We Fight
They can include:
- Drug possession
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Carrying a weapon without a conceal and carry permit
- Petty theft
Misdemeanors can have different tiers of severity in Ohio. Call us at 614-339-6165 today to learn more about where your charges fall.
Misdemeanor Convictions Can Still Lead To Setbacks
A misdemeanor conviction may permanently alter the course of your life. Potential employers, college admissions boards, insurance companies, volunteer organizations, landlords, or even a family member’s school may request a background check. If these organizations find a misdemeanor on your record, they could deny you employment, services or housing opportunities.
How Criminal Defense Trials Typically Work
Here is a breakdown of what to expect from every step of the process:
During this initial phase of your case preparation, we work with you to best understand your perspective. Working carefully to analyze evidence and witness statements will help you understand your case outcomes that will run through the best- and worst-case scenarios.
Many factors go into misdemeanor sentences, not just state law. The assigned judge and prosecutor, the type of crime, the circumstances of the crime, and your criminal history also affect whether your case will be:
- Sent to a judge or jury
We will gather all the facts of your case, including any mitigating circumstances and work to identify witnesses that may help you reach a desirable resolution.
Armed with the facts, we will build a defense strategy. Whether your goal as our client is to take the matter to trial or quietly resolve the case as quickly as possible, we develop as many alternatives as the facts might allow. Our defense attorneys have plenty of courtroom jury trial experience at all levels of the criminal justice system. They will use those skills in negotiating and pressing your case at trial.
Our team provides legal advice and support from the first day of our representation until we reach an agreement or resolution with prosecutors.
A Personalized Approach To Your Defense – Call Today.
Your situation is unique and can present unique obstacles to maneuver. While we’ve managed countless misdemeanor cases, we never take a cookie-cutter approach. We can adapt our methods and strategies to meet you where you’re at to give you an upper hand during your defense trial.
If we can’t get your case dismissed, we can build a strategy that helps you pursue a desirable outcome. Mental health or rug treatment, counseling, fines, plea bargains, and suspended jail sentences can all be viable, even if this isn’t your first charge.
Even if you haven’t been charged or arrested, we can help you maneuver conversations with authorities so you don’t incriminate yourself during an investigation.