Criminal Defense – Misdemeanor
If you or a family member are accused of committing a misdemeanor crime such as DUI, disturbing the peace, or retail fraud and have been arrested, you can benefit greatly from the advice of an experienced criminal attorney. These legal matters can significantly affect you and your family now and in the future so it is very important to handle them correctly.
From NOLO website:
“A misdemeanor crime is less serious than a felony. Misdemeanor crimes usually are distinguished from felonies by the seriousness of injury caused to another person, the cash value of property taken, or the amount of drugs in a person’s possession and whether there is proof of intent to sell or distribute the drugs. Michigan has three classes of misdemeanors: misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail, misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail, and high court misdemeanors which are punishable by up to two years in prison. High court misdemeanors are similar to felonies”.
“Defendants charged with crimes are almost always best served by obtaining a lawyer. In fact, most criminal defendants are represented by a lawyer, especially when jail or a prison sentence is a possible result. It is very difficult for a person to competently handle his or her own criminal case. While there are no firm statistics on how many people choose to represent themselves in criminal cases, estimates range well below 1%”.
At Sterling Law, we evaluate each situation individually and work closely with our clients to come up with the best course of action to ensure the best outcome that can be.
If you would like to speak with a criminal law attorney regarding your case, please call Sterling Law for a free phone consult at 231-486-0559.