A misdemeanor is a “minor” crime. However, keep in mind that it is still a crime, which will necessitate a jury trial and put you up against a prosecuting attorney who may try and persuade the judge to give you the maximum sentence. Misdemeanors often include offenses such as simple assault, public disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, reckless driving, petty theft, and possessing small amounts of certain illegal drugs, such as marijuana.

At the Law Firm of Scott J. Hayes, we know that even a small mistake can have a huge impact on your life. Even though a misdemeanor charge may not seem substantial, a conviction can give your a permanent criminal record, which can hinder your ability to find a job, obtain housing, hold certain offices, and pursue certain opportunities. This criminal charge could also add to marks to your record that can count against you if you are charged with a crime in the future. For all of these reasons and many more, it’s important that you seek immediate counsel with an experienced misdemeanor attorney who can fight for your best possible outcome. So if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, don’t wait – call Scott Hayes today to talk about your case at (803) 373-1498.


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