Victorville, CA Misdemeanor Attorney
Defending Clients Charged with Misdemeanor Crimes
Being charged with any crime can be frightening and frustrating, and that experience is no less profound when you’re facing misdemeanor charges. Not only can a misdemeanor conviction result in jail time and fines, but it can also disrupt your life and adversely affect your reputation in your community. That’s why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney’s help.
At Holistic Legal, we understand the potential repercussions of a misdemeanor conviction. That’s why we strive to apply our legal experience and skill to develop a personalized defense strategy for each client. We believe that an individualized focus on a client’s case can help us achieve the best possible outcome for them, so rest assured that protecting your rights is our foremost goal. For more information about what our misdemeanor lawyer in Victorville, CA, can do for you, reach out to us today.
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What Is a Misdemeanor Crime?
A misdemeanor crime is a criminal offense that is considered less serious than a felony offense. What makes these crimes different is that a misdemeanor may only be penalized with up to a year in jail, whereas a felony conviction may be penalized with several or many years in prison.
Examples of misdemeanors include offenses such as:
- Cultivation of marijuana (California Health and Safety Code § 11358): Those 21 years of age or older can cultivate up to six marijuana plants. However, individuals under the age of 21 are prohibited from growing any cannabis plants. The law strictly prohibits any activities related to planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying, or processing of cannabis plants beyond the established limit of six plants for those of legal age.
- Misdemeanor domestic violence (California Penal Code § 243(e)(1)): The law pertains to acts of physical violence against specific categories of individuals, including spouses, former spouses, cohabitants, other parents of a shared child, fiancés or fiancées, and current or former dating partners.
- Simple battery (California Penal Code § 242): The statute pertains to the unlawful use of force or violence against another individual. This law addresses situations where physical contact is made with another person in a manner considered offensive or harmful.
- Petty theft (California Penal Code § 488): Petty theft pertains to the unlawful taking of property valued at $950 or less without the owner's consent or through deceitful means.
- Driving with a suspended license (California Vehicle Code § 14601): If a person’s driver's license has been suspended or revoked, knowingly driving a vehicle during this period is a violation of the law.
- Driving without a license (California Vehicle Code § 12500): Under this law, if a person does not hold a valid driver's license, they are not permitted to drive a vehicle in California.
- DUI (California Vehicle Code § 23152): The law addresses the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher.
We know that every case is unique, and we take the time to understand the specific details of your case to create a personalized defense strategy. Our misdemeanor attorney in Victorville, CA, can work with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the final resolution, ensuring that you are fully informed and confident in your defense.
What Are the Penalties for a Misdemeanor Crime?
Depending on the nature of the offense, a misdemeanor can result in jail time, fines, probation, and/or community service.
The most serious misdemeanors may be punished with up to a year in jail, while the least serious may only incur a fine and community service. Even if jail is a potential penalty for a charge you face, a conviction doesn’t always mean a judge will impose a jail sentence.
That said, you should never leave your criminal defense up to chance. Our experienced misdemeanor attorneys in Victorville, CA, can provide the legal support you need to fight your charges and achieve the best possible outcome.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Holistic Legal, we want our clients to trust that we have their best interests in mind and have the skill necessary to help them with their legal defense. That’s why we offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation to meet with us and learn more about our services.
During this meeting, you can tell us about the charges you face and can hear from our attorney about how Holistic Legal may be able to help you. By reaching out to us as soon as possible, you can protect your chances of securing the best possible outcome for your legal situation.
Contact us today to request your free initial consultation.