By Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
Misdemeanor Charges Can Mean Jail Time, Fines and More
A criminal charge of any kind is an extremely serious matter. In Oklahoma, even a misdemeanor criminal charge can result in as long as a year in the county jail if the defendant is convicted.
Fines and court costs can also run up enormous financial obligations that may follow you for years to come. Some defendants get caught in revolving door incarceration over no more than failure to pay court costs for an old misdemeanor.
While you might be told a misdemeanor is just a minor crime, the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction — and sometimes the consequences of merely being charged — can be catastrophic. Charges can mean a defendant loses a job. Getting re-arrested for a process technicality can ruin your chances with a new employer. The worst outcomes can be more likely when a defendant is not represented by a skilled misdemeanor defense lawyer.
Any misdemeanor charge not property resolved may result in serious penalties. Certain charges, though, have hidden pitfalls that are only avoided with the help of the best legal expertise to avoid. For example, no DUI charge should be faced by a defendant without a defense lawyer. A DUI charge involves not only criminal penalties, but civil consequences that result in automatic revocation of driving privileges.
Holders of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) should not resolve any vehicle or drug charge without an Oklahoma defense lawyer. Divorced and separated parents can risk losing custody or visitation of their kids by facing certain misdemeanor charges without a experienced defense lawyer on their side.
Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Lawyer for North Tulsa
The right misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer for your criminal charge is just around the corner. At Urban Legal, a criminal defense lawyer can help you get the best outcome possible when a criminal charge carries penalties that could have a long-term impact your life.
Urban Legal brings to the table a defense lawyer from your community who knows your court and prosecutor. Get an ally who knows the best approach to get you a result you can live with. If you have been charged or if you are the subject of a criminal investigation call an Urban Legal misdemeanor defense lawyer right now.
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