Criminal Defense

Although misdemeanors are less severe crimes, such as simple assaults, 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.

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 crime. 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 crime, call her today for the best legal advice. She takes the time to listen to your side and then can help to develop a strong criminal defense strategy.

If you have already been convicted of a crime and this is impacting your ability to work, or creating other problems you should consult Chitra to determine if this conviction can be expunged from your criminal record.  Chitra has experience in helping people remove past crimes from their record so they can move on with their lives.