Although misdemeanors are less severe crimes, such as trespassing, shoplifting, vandalism and public intoxication, you should still have legal support. Possible consequences of misdemeanors include loss of employment, jail time, fines and a criminal record. Attorney Chitra Ramanathan is an experienced misdemeanor criminal defense attorney committed to ensuring that your rights are protected and works hard for the best outcome for your case.
Just like felonies, misdemeanors can be subdivided, and different jurisdictions have different classes of misdemeanors. Attorney Chitra Ramanathan can let you know if you’re being charged with a more serious misdemeanor which can carry a harsher penalty, or an infraction, which is the least serious. She will let you know what it means for you.
The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Charge
If you don’t have an existing criminal record, attorney Chitra Ramanathan may be able to get the charges dismissed. Often, there are other rehabilitative programs available. If you do have a criminal record, it’s likely that you will be facing more severe punishments and possible jail time. Attorney Chitra Ramanathan can help you avoid an active jail sentence.
She will appear for you in court and also advise you of possible collateral consequences. Collateral consequences are civil penalties that may be attached to criminal convictions. Examples include loss of gun rights, loss of a professional license, ineligibility for welfare benefits and student loans, loss of voting rights, non-entry to Canada and more. Attorney Chitra Ramanathan will help you negotiate the best deal to reduce sentences and possible charges if you decide to plead guilty. Even if you’re innocent, the charge will stand until you are proven innocent. Attorney Chitra Ramanathan can help you prove your innocence to the judge.
It’s important to consult an experienced attorney like Chitra Ramanathan if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor. Even though the offense is less severe than a felony, the criminal process system is complex. She will advise you of all of your options and help attain the best possible outcome. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, call her today for the best legal advice. She takes the time to listen to your side and helps develop a strong criminal defense strategy.