San Bernardino Misdemeanor Lawyer Serving in Rancho Cucamonga
Traffic Offenses, DUIs, Juvenile Crimes, Petty Theft & Shoplifting
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you want an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights. Even though a misdemeanor charge can seem like a minor offense, a conviction can come back to haunt you in the future. It can show up on a background check, negatively affecting your ability to find employment. At Law Offices of John D. Lueck, our misdemeanor lawyer have been aggressively defending individuals in Southern California since 1976. We know the stress and anxiety you can feel when facing a criminal prosecution. We take the time to listen carefully to your questions and concerns and keep you fully informed about any developments in your case, as well as our strategy moving forward. We will always give you an honest assessment of your options, as well as your likelihood of success.
Defending People Charged with Misdemeanors
In California, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense carrying the possibility of jail time of less than one year and/or fines up to $1,000, not including penalties and assessments. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, the defendant’s prior record, and the extent of any injuries suffered by the victim, a misdemeanor can be elevated to a felony.
We handle the defense against all types of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Traffic offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, or operating a vehicle without insurance or a valid driver’s license
- Juvenile crimes, such as truancy or underage drinking
- Some DUI/DWI offenses, such as first-time DUI or DUI as a minor
- Petty theft, including shoplifting
- Disorderly conduct
Helping You Minimize the Penalties
Customarily, the penalties can include fines and penalties not exceeding $1,000 and/or jail time of less than one year. In some situations, we can reduce the amount of jail time or eliminate it altogether by securing probation.