A Criminal Defense Firm Helping Clients Resolve Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, but the consequences of a conviction can still disrupt your life. Spending any time in jail could threaten your job or make it harder to take care of your family. Any kind of conviction on your record can make it harder to find employment or housing.
The good news is working with the right attorney can help you understand and utilize a broad range of legal options. In Auburn, Phenix City and surrounding areas, look no further than Cooper & Cooper, Attorneys at Law, LLC. We believe that everyone deserves high-quality legal representation from lawyers who listen and care. That’s exactly what we’ve been offering for many years, and that’s what you can expect when you contact our firm.
What To Know About Misdemeanors In Alabama
Misdemeanor offenses are sorted into three classes, each with its own sentencing guidelines. They include:
- Class A: A fine of up to $6,000 and up to a year in jail
- Class B: A fine of up to $3,000 and up to six months in jail
- Class C. A fine of up to $500 and up to three months in jail
A wide range of offenses are classified as misdemeanors. For instance, simple possession of marijuana (enough for personal use) would typically be a class A misdemeanor, while you could face a class C misdemeanor charge for trespassing or disorderly conduct. Other common misdemeanor offenses include drunk driving (most first offenses), theft of goods or services totaling less than $500, harassment, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
Our lawyers may be able to help you negotiate the charges down to a violation, for instance. Alternatively, we may be able to ask for probation instead of jail time. For certain offenses, we may be able to contest the charge or get it dismissed altogether.
If you have an old misdemeanor offense on your record, we can help you determine whether it is eligible for expungement. If so, we will guide you through the process. Our attorneys bring more than 40 years of combined experience, and we always look for the most favorable outcome in each case.
Take Advantage Of An Initial Consultation About Your Legal Matter
At Cooper & Cooper, Attorneys at Law, LLC, we offer consultations to prospective clients in Auburn, Phenix City and the surrounding areas of Alabama. To discuss your legal options with one of our skilled and caring lawyers, you can reach out online or call 334-521-2735.