Misdemeanor Charges Can Have Long Term Effects
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you may face more than possible jail time. Collateral consequences include losing your license, losing your ability to work, or losing your ability to find a home.
What may seem like a simple misdemeanor can have consequences for the rest of your life. This is why you need a specialist in criminal law who understands the potential consequences.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
If you are facing criminal charges due to a misdemeanor, an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney can help you in the long run and prevent any long term effects from your misdemeanor charge. Call attorney Brent Mayr at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.
Brent Mayr: Even if you’re charged with a misdemeanor, the problem is that not only do you face possible jail time as a result of being convicted of that offense, but with a lot of misdemeanor offenses you find a lot of collateral consequences, people losing their licenses, losing their ability to work, losing their ability to find work, to find homes.
That’s where the real need to have a specialist like myself becomes so critical because what may seem like a simple misdemeanor can have consequences that affect a person for their entire life. It’s not dealing just with the criminal charge but with all the other effects of that criminal charge that it can have on a person where you need a specialist that knows about those potential other consequences a person faces. You get what you pay for.
A lot of people think, “Oh, just because I’ve got a simple misdemeanor I can get an attorney for a couple hundred dollars or a thousand dollars,” but the problem is is that again, if that’s a problem that is only being dealt with right then and there, that might get you something, but again, you need to have someone who’s going to be there in the long-run to help you with any other consequences, especially with a misdemeanor charge.