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.
Contact John D. Lueck, Inc located in San Bernardino
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