Unfortunately, many people throughout the state of California are wrongfully charged with crimes on a daily basis. Additionally, many good people simply make mistakes. Whether you’ve been wrongfully charged with a crime, or you made a mistake that you are willing to correct, our El Dorado County misdemeanor defense lawyer is here to fight your charges in an effort to help you move on with your life. Contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes to schedule your free consultation with the criminal defense attorneys at our firm so we can assess your situation and mount the best possible defense on your behalf.
El Dorado County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer | Fighting for Your Rights
When someone is charged with a crime, whether it be a felony or misdemeanor, they risk facing a wide array of penalties that can affect them for years to come. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor crime, do not delay–speak with our knowledgeable El Dorado County misdemeanor defense lawyer today.
Examples of Misdemeanor Crimes in California
Various crimes are considered misdemeanors in the state of California, though some of the most common misdemeanor crimes that our firm sees are as follows:
- Assault with a stun gun or taser
- Shoplifting of property worth $950 or less
- Simple assault or battery that does not result in serious injury
- The possession of controlled substances (for personal use)
Consequences of Misdemeanor Crimes in California
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in California, there is a very good chance that you will face up to six months in jail and/or pay a $1,000 fine. That being said, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you will also most likely obtain a criminal record, which can follow you for years, or even the rest of your life. Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting certain jobs, living in certain places, securing certain loans, and more. For this very reason, if you are charged with a misdemeanor crime in California, it is critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable El Dorado County misdemeanor defense lawyer who can fight your charges, tooth-and-nail.
Contact Our El Dorado County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
There are few things worse than being convicted of a crime, and if you are currently facing misdemeanor charges, our California criminal defense attorney is here to help. Contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.