Los Angeles Attorney for Misdemeanor

Because crimes can vary greatly in nature – from being victimless acts to causing loss of human

life – criminal offenses are designated as either felonies, misdemeanors, or infractions based on

factors such as the intention of the individual committing the crime and the extent of the impact

it had on victims and/or society at large. Of the three, felonies are considered to be the most

serious and carry the stiffest penalties. However, in many cases misdemeanors can also result in

hefty fines and/or jail time for an individual. At Hurwitz Law Group, Inc we provide our clients with

professional legal advice and representation in Los Angeles misdemeanor cases. We can help

you understand what you are being charged with, the potential penalties you face, and the

options available to you when it comes to reducing your charge or negotiating a more lenient

sentence.

Misdemeanors

Our criminal defense attorneys have worked with numerous clients facing misdemeanor charges

for a wide range of crimes, including petty theft, domestic violence, and DUIs. We are acutely

aware of how a misdemeanor conviction can cause damage to the reputation, livelihood, and

future prospects of our clients, which is why we do our best to ensure that we obtain the most

favorable outcome possible for them given the details of their specific case. Whether that means

getting a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor or negotiating for less jail time, you can count

on our lawyers to defend you.

Punishment

The punishment for a misdemeanor can involve fines, victim restitution, community service,

probation, mandatory drug or alcohol rehabilitation, and/or jail time. Unlike felonies, those

convicted of a misdemeanor face no potential prison time. That means that although you may be

ordered to serve up to a year or more in a county jail, you will not be sent to a state or federal

prison.

Other Potential Consequences

Although relative to a felony charge, receiving a misdemeanor may seem like “getting off easy”,

the reality is that the effect a misdemeanor conviction can have on you for the rest of your life is

not something that should be ignored. Your conviction will show up any time an employer or

landlord runs a background check on you. This can hurt your chances of securing housing or

employment in the future, as well as tarnish your reputation. Furthermore, in many professions

you must maintain a clean criminal record in order to stay in good standing. If you are a doctor,

nurse, or teacher, a misdemeanor may cause you a number of problems.

How We Can Help

There are a number of ways that our defense attorneys at Hurwitz Law Group, Inc can help you if

you have been charged with a criminal offence. In addition to helping you mount a defense and

present your side of the story, we will negotiate with the prosecutor and speak to the court on

your behalf in order to help you potentially reduce your charge or lessen your penalty.

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