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Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Misdemeanor offenses are considered as lesser offenses when compared to felony charges. Although minor in comparison to a felony charge, misdemeanors can still have a major impact on your life.

Misdemeanors in Colorado are categorized as Class 1 (Most serious), Class 2, and Class 3 (least serious). Although misdemeanors do not carry prison sentences, they can carry extended jail time. A conviction for a misdemeanor typically means probation with additional conditions as determined by a Judge, or in a deal with a prosecutor or DA. It can also mean a lifetime of having that conviction on your record.

Some common misdemeanor charges include:

  • Theft;
  • Shoplifting;
  • Assault;
  • Harassment;
  • Fighting;
  • Child Abuse;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Trespassing.

Misdemeanor cases can also have serious collateral consequences as well, depending on the charge and the outcome. Misdemeanors can affect security clearances, background checks, college applications, ability to carry a weapon (Lautenberg), career advancement, and many other opportunities in your future.

Serious Legal Defense

The McDowell Law Firm recognizes that misdemeanor charges can have serious negative impacts on your freedom and your future. Good preparation and a strong legal team are of the utmost importance when presenting a legal defense in your criminal case. We understand that you have so much riding on your case and its outcome.

Our firm looks at all of our clients as individuals and seeks to meet our clients’ needs. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, call our misdemeanor defense lawyer today to arrange a free consultation. Start preparing your defense today!