Are you facing a misdemeanor charge in the State of Alabama? Contrary to what you might think, a misdemeanor charge is a very serious situation. A conviction for a misdemeanor can earn you up to a year in prison as well require you to pay costly fines and court fees. Even after you are free, you may find that a misdemeanor compromises your ability to find work or rent an apartment. The best way to avoid the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction is to protect your freedom and your rights by retaining an experienced Alabama misdemeanor crimes attorney. Contact Brian D. Clark as soon as possible following your arrest to discuss your options.
Class A Misdemeanors
Although misdemeanor crimes are certainly less serious than felony charges, depending on the class of the misdemeanor (A, B, or C), you can expect to serve up to twelve months in jail or performing hard labor. Fines may be much as $6000 for a Class A misdemeanor! Class A misdemeanors involve crimes such as sexual misconduct, trespassing in the first degree, a theft in the third degree, or indecent exposure. A charge for driving under the influence of alcohol is considered a Class A misdemeanor. If you have been arrested for a Class A misdemeanor, you should contact our office immediately.
Class B Misdemeanors
Class B misdemeanors may involve cruelty to animals, holding an open house party, or assembling unlawfully. An open house party involves a party at which drug use is prevalent as well as the consumption of alcohol by minors. A well-intended get-together can easily become an illegal open house party if the host fails to eject minors who are drinking or drug users of any age. Class B misdemeanors can result in up to six months in jail and fines of up to $3000.
Class C Misdemeanors
The least serious misdemeanors are Class C misdemeanors. If you are convicted of a Class C misdemeanor, you may be facing a prison sentence of up to three months and fines of $500 or more. Trespassing in the second degree, disorderly conduct, and harassment are all examples of Class C misdemeanors, but there are many others that may be less obvious as such. Even removing a shopping cart from store premises is considered to be a Class C misdemeanor! Schedule a consultation with an experienced misdemeanor crimes lawyer following your arrest for a Class A, Class B or Class C misdemeanor.
We Will Protect You
If there were violations of your rights at the time of your arrest, your criminal defense attorney may be able to have your charges dismissed. Even if your lawyer cannot get your charges thrown out, they may be able to have them seriously reduced. Get in touch with an aggressive Alabama misdemeanor crimes attorney about your arrest today. The sooner you do so, the better. Time lost is time wasted when it comes to establishing a robust criminal defense. Let us fight your charges in court instead of confronting experienced criminal prosecutors alone.