Defending Misdemeanor Charges in Frederick

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Unlike felony charges, misdemeanors are somewhat less severe, but it is important to understand that they can still have negative effects on your life. Jail time does not exceed one year, but it does go on your record. Also unlike felony charges, it is possible to get your misdemeanor charges expunged. This means that there is a chance you could get a first offense removed from your record. To increase your chances of doing so, you will need our experienced Frederick criminal defense attorneys at Schaffer & Black, PC on your side.

Examples of misdemeanors can include, but are not limited to:

  • DUI and DWI
  • Vandalism
  • Shoplifting
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing
  • Reckless driving
  • Public intoxication

Some consequences and penalties of a misdemeanor conviction can include:

  • Loss of driver's license
  • No longer able to travel internationally
  • Having to pay high fines
  • Probation
  • Restitution
  • Community service

Even though misdemeanors are minor compared to felonies, they can still have lifelong repercussions for you. Some employers will not hire you if you have a misdemeanor on your record. You may also be denied loans and even certain housing opportunities with misdemeanor charges. At our firm, we can help you navigate the law, courts, and your charges.

Contact Schaffer & Black, PC today!

To understand your charges and their consequences, contact our criminal defense attorneys right away. At Schaffer & Black, PC we can go over your case, get a full understanding of your charges and find a solution from there. At our firm, we work aggressively to obtain the results you want. With personal attention to your case, more than 60 years of combined experience, and affordable fees, contacting our firm can be a great first step on understanding and facing your charges. Contact our firm today to schedule your free, in-person consultation.