In California, misdemeanor crimes, while less serious than felony-level offenses, can still have devastating consequences. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you could face county jail time (one year or less), a permanent criminal record, damage to one’s personal and professional reputations, the inability to find suitable work/housing, the inability to quality for a loan, and harsh monetary fines. As such, if you have been charged with a misdemeanor, or were arrested or are under investigation for such an offense, it is imperative to work with an attorney who fully understands the ins and outs of the California criminal justice system. Not every criminal defense lawyer is qualified to represent those facing misdemeanor charges, as there are a diverse array of these types of offenses that require years of legal experience. Also, some people mistakenly believe that only felony crimes warrant the hiring of an attorney. Regardless of your charges, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side can possibly make the difference between jail time and your freedom. It can also ensure that your legal rights are protected and, provide you with the best chances of having your charges either reduced or, completely dismissed.
No matter what the circumstances present, anything you say and do can be used against you by investigators and the prosecution. That is why it is critical for you to assert your right to remain silent and to have a San Diego misdemeanor crime defense lawyer present before any interrogation by the prosecution or criminal investigators can continue. Since there may be strong defenses to raise on your behalf, avoiding incriminating statements or behavior can more favorably affect the outcome of your case. Also, the prosecution has ample resources to build a strong case against you, which is why you should take action now and fight back with a seasoned misdemeanor defense lawyer by your side.
At The Law Offices of David M. Boertje, our highly qualified California misdemeanor criminal defense attorneys will take all measures necessary to fight for your legal rights and prevail. This involves conducting a thorough background of the evidence in your case, securing witnesses, gathering evidence, and aggressively representing you in court. We also visit clients in jail should they be arrested for a misdemeanor offense and are still in custody. In fact, our team of legal professionals will do anything and everything to resolve your case favorably, allowing you to move on with your life with as little impact as possible. To schedule your free and completely confidential initial consultation, you can call our San Diego office at (619) 229 1870. You can also reach us at our North County location in Carlsbad at (760) 476 0901 or visit us online.California Misdemeanors
The Law Offices of David M. Boertje represents individuals facing the following misdemeanor charges, which include, but are not limited to:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)/Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Domestic violence
- Petty theft
- Public intoxication
- Receipt of stolen property
- Violations of probation
- Reckless driving
- Public drunkenness
- Assault and battery
- Drug possession
- Indecent exposure
- Disturbing the peace
- Consuming alcohol in a public place
- Violating an order of protection
- Reckless driving
There are several defenses that can apply in misdemeanor-related cases, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Mistaken identity;
- Lack of intent;
- False accusation;
- Insufficient evidence;
- Inaccurate informant information;
- Falsified police reports;
- Mishandling of evidence; and
- Improper search and seizure.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a misdemeanor level crime in San Diego or the North County area, don’t wait to obtain the seasoned legal representation you deserve! Contact The Law Offices of David M. Boertje today to learn more about how we can help you. When you meet with one our San Diego misdemeanor crime defense lawyers, we will take the time necessary to answer all your questions, and will also assist you in mounting strong defense strategies on your behalf. Don’t sacrifice your constitutional rights, freedom and livelihood by representing yourself. Call us now to schedule your free and completely confidential initial consultation. We can be reached at our San Diego office at (619) 229-1870. You can also contact us at our North County location in Carlsbad at (760) 476-0901, or visit us online. We look forward to providing you with superior criminal defense representation.