The police have informed you that you are being charged with a misdemeanor. While you are relieved that the charge that you face is not a felony, now is not the time to relax. You have still been charged with a crime in Virginia. You also still have the right to contact an experienced Arlington criminal defense lawyer for help.
Why You Should Contact an Arlington Criminal Defense Attorney ASAP
Generally, it is important to contact a Virginia criminal defense law firm if you have been charged with a misdemeanor because:
You may face potential consequences if you are convicted of a misdemeanor. The specific consequences depend on the specific crime with which you have been charged but may include fines and/or jail time.
Misdemeanors are crimes and may be part of your criminal record if you are convicted. This may be significant if you are later charged with a crime since the penalty may be more significant if you have a pre-existing criminal record.
Some misdemeanors can interfere with your education or profession. You may not be able to go to the school of your choice or get security clearance for your job if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor.
For these reasons, it is important to contact a Virginia misdemeanor defense lawyer as soon as you learn that you have been charged with a crime.
How to Reach an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Arlington, VA
Our Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyers would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation about your rights if you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Please contact us today at (703) 385-5529 for more information.