Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer in Marshfield, MA
Put an Empathetic & Supportive Advocate in Your Corner
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you should know that the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Despite being a lesser category of criminal charges than felonies, misdemeanor conviction will still affect your ability to find employment, housing, or education. Additionally, a misdemeanor conviction can result in the suspension of your driver’s license and the suspension of your right to own a firearm.
Our firm defends our clients from a wide variety of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Domestic violence
- Marijuana crimes
- Motor vehicle crimes
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
The long-term impact of a misdemeanor conviction is why it is so important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and defend your future. At the Law Office of James Hester, our Marshfield misdemeanor attorney has been defending the rights of the accused for ten years. We have handled hundreds of cases and have the experience needed to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible. Let us put our experience and skill to work for you.
Have questions about your misdemeanor case? Call our firm today at (619) 773-0041 or contact us online.
What Are Misdemeanors in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is punishable by a jail sentence of no more than 2.5 years and/or a fine of no more than $5,000. Being charged with a misdemeanor in our state also mean there is no potential for state prison time. At the same time, our state issues longer jail sentences for misdemeanors than most states. In fact, most judges will issue the maximum sentence in misdemeanor trials.
At the very least, avoiding jail time will require convincing the court to pass down a sentence with jail alternatives like probation or special sentence. In the best situations, your lawyer may be able to weaken the prosecutor’s case to get your charges dismissed or yourself acquitted.
Get a Free Consultation with a Marshfield Misdemeanor Attorney
Regardless of how small the penalty, any conviction will show up on your criminal record, which can make it difficult to find a job, rent an apartment, or apply for a student loan or a professional license. This is why it is so important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in Marshfield to protect your rights and defend your future.
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