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Why You Still Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Offense

Why You Still Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Offense

Being charged with a crime can be a scary experience, particularly if you’ve never been in a similar situation before. Crimes can be broken down into one of two categories—felonies and misdemeanors. Many people have heard of the distinction before; but, just because felonies are more serious, it doesn’t mean misdemeanors are a slap on the wrist.

Misdemeanors are usually less severe offenses and are subject to less severe penalties, but you can still incur serious punishments for the crime. A criminal conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can seriously affect your ability to find a job or suitable housing. If a potential employer or landlord conducts a background check, you are less likely to get that job or that apartment if they find any crime on your record, misdemeanor or otherwise.

If you are convicted of a crime, it will go on your permanent record. Many times this record is permanent and cannot be expunged unless you meet specific criteria. A conviction is something that could haunt you for the rest of your life, which is why having a skilled attorney on your side can make all the difference.

A skilled lawyer can help ensure any charges against you are legitimate and supported by facts and evidence. Without sufficient evidence, a prosecutor has no case against you and may even dismiss the case entirely. Lawyers understand how to use legal information on your behalf to help limit your exposure to future non-criminal consequences of a conviction.

Let us see how we can help you. Talk to one of our skilled Denver criminal defense attorneys about your case as soon as possible. The Orr Law Firm can offer you years of experience we can put to work on your situation. Tell us about your circumstances, and we can provide you with experienced legal advice regarding your best course of action.

Contact us at (303) 747-4247 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.