Trusted Law Firm Helps You with Misdemeanor Charges
Our criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids keep your name clear
Misdemeanor charges often provide major inconveniences in your personal and professional lives. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, work with our attorneys at Grand Rapids Law Group to clear your name and protect your reputation. As Grand Rapids natives ourselves, we understand the needs of the people in our community, and we make it our mission to provide you with outstanding and affordable service that fulfills those needs. If you require legal services in Spanish, we have two lawyers who are fluent.
Tenacious defense in a wide range of misdemeanor cases
Misdemeanors are lesser crimes that do not carry penalties as severe as those for felonies; however, misdemeanors still come with consequences that can severely impact your life. Misdemeanors show up on background checks performed on you, meaning that potential employers, volunteer supervisors or military superiors can turn you down or fire you based on one small misdemeanor charge. These charges also could ruin your personal reputation, particularly if you are a well-known member of society.
This makes it extremely important that you seek the counsel of a criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids. While misdemeanor cases do not go to trial nearly as often as felony cases do, an attorney can still fight to reduce the penalties you face or provide evidence that clears you of your charges. Many people attempt to represent themselves in misdemeanor cases, particularly when they believe they are falsely accused of their alleged crime. This is a mistake — only a skilled attorney can put you on a level playing field and give you a legitimate chance for a successful case result.
Aside from the personal and professional consequences you face from misdemeanor charges, there are various legal penalties that you could suffer as well. You could face jail time, with the number of days you’re sentenced to based on your previous criminal record, the victim’s attitude toward you, your probation status and whether you have any outstanding restitutions. Alternatively, you could face house arrest, community service, counseling, fines or court-ordered physical labor.
Obtain legal counsel from criminal defense attorneys in Grand Rapids
To obtain representation for your misdemeanor charge today, call Grand Rapids Law Group at 877-842-6812 or contact us online and arrange your initial consultation. We care about serving our western Michigan neighbors as effectively as possible, so we provide evening and weekend hours by appointment for extra availability at our office on 28th Street.