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We are a pre-eminent criminal defense firm, providing our clients with over 75 years of legal experience. We have devoted our legal careers to fiercely protecting the rights and liberties of our clients. As attorneys and former prosecutors, we have significant insight and experience from both sides of the courtroom. When your freedom, career, and future are at stake, you deserve to have the legal representation of a team of attorneys determined to successfully defend your freedom.
Jeffrey T. Kortes
Steven R. Simkins
Years Of Experience
Misdemeanor's are crimes that carry anywhere from 90 days jail to 1 year as the possible penalty. The most common types of misdemeanors are typically OWI's (commonly known as drunk driving) and Domestic Violence cases. However, misdemeanors include things such as DNR violations, driving while a person's license is suspended, as well retail fraud (shoplifting).
While it isn't common for someone to receive jail time if they are facing a misdemeanor and have no criminal history, there are other consequences that can stem from a misdemeanor conviction. Employers increasingly seek applicants who have a clean criminal record. If they have the choice between someone with a criminal record and someone without, they will typically hire the applicant who has a clean record. In addition, while jail may not be likely, probation is often times ordered when someone is convicted of a misdemeanor criminal offense. In addition, there may be financial penalties that go along with being placed on probation.