Protect Your Criminal Record Against a Misdemeanor Conviction on Long Island
Although a misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony, a conviction may still have serious consequences. The results of a misdemeanor conviction may be varied, affecting a defendant psychologically and financially and also affecting his or her family. The criminal penalties that may be imposed may include imprisonment in county jail, community service, fines, restitution, alcohol or drug counseling, driver’s license suspension, and probation.
Although a jail sentence may be avoided in some cases through probation and/or community service or other alternative sentencing, there are some cases where a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment may be imposed. There are also situations where a misdemeanor offense may be charged as a felony due to the use of a weapon or the fact that the defendant is a multiple offender, leading to time in a state correctional facility if the defendant is convicted.
Arrested for a misdemeanor?
Have you been arrested for or charged with a misdemeanor offense in the Long Island area? You may have been arrested for DWI or may currently be under investigation for a first domestic violence offense or drug possession. Regardless of the type of misdemeanor charges you may be facing and whether this is your first run-in with the law or you have previous convictions on your record, a Long Island criminal defense attorney at this firm may be able to help.
Our law firm represents clients throughout the Nassau & Suffolk County area in the face of all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, offering the experienced representation and personalized attention that makes a difference in any criminal matter. When you work the McCarthy & Carbone Law Firm, our primary goal will be to lessen or eliminate altogether the impact that misdemeanor charges or a conviction may have on your future. We will work to investigate your case to build a unique defense strategy that protects your constitutional rights and interests. Call today for the top-notch defense you need against your misdemeanor charges!
We have successfully defended people in state courts on misdemeanor charges, including:
- Assault and Assault Family Violence
- DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
- Criminal Mischief
- Evading Detention or Arrest
- Theft, Shoplifting, Hot Check or Employee Theft
- Possession of Marijuana or a Dangerous Drug
- Public Lewdness, Indecent Exposure or Prostitution
- Burglary of a Vehicle
- Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon