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Misdemeanor Crimes

Overland Park Misdemeanor Crime Attorney

Misdemeanor Crimes: Possession, Theft Crimes and Others

Criminal offenses are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are more serious offenses and will lead to much harsher penalties, with time to be served in state prison. This doesn't mean that a misdemeanor should be treated lightly. Misdemeanor convictions still go on your criminal record and can cause a number of inconveniences and difficulties in your life, and can lead to up to 12 months in jail. If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor it is not a good idea to simply plead guilty without first consulting a respected Overland Park criminal defense attorney who can fully explain the legal situation, the consequences you face and the options which are open to you.

Misdemeanor Crime Lawyer in Overland Park

Misdemeanors are categorized into three classes, A, B and C. The sentence for Class A is up to 1 year in jail, Class B is up to 6 months in jail and Class C is up to 1 month in jail. Additionally, fines may be imposed and probation may be granted with numerous conditions. Conditions of probation may include many hours of community service, frequent appointments with a probation officer, regular drug and alcohol testing, classes or counseling, restrictions on who you can associate with, and any number of other conditions.

The penalties may make it difficult or impossible to keep your job or continue with school. Failure to fulfill the conditions of probation may mean serving jail time or additional probation conditions. You may have to go through life making explanations any time an employer or bank runs a background check which turns up the conviction. A misdemeanor lawyer at our firm has the expertise to thoroughly investigate the charges and construct a defense strategy designed to assist you fight to avoid such severe penalties.

It is a mistake to think that a misdemeanor will only earn you a slap on the wrist. The justice system punishes wrongdoers. Your best chance of avoiding having your life drastically changed is to fight the charges you are facing. A skilled criminal defense lawyer will work tirelessly to help you return to your normal life by aggressively defending your rights and using every available legal tool to get you through the process unscathed. Call Gigstad Law Office, LLC for a free initial consultation and find out what can be done.

Do you need help fight a misdemeanor charge? Contact an Overland Park misdemeanor defense attorney at our firm who will fight for you. 

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