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Life brings unexpected events every day. Unfortunately, some unexpected events bring negative impacts on people's lives, and in the most serious cases, bring criminal allegations. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor crime, your choice of legal representation could be one of the most important decisions that you make. Immediately after your arrest, consult an experienced and knowledgeable Boston criminal defense attorney from The Criminal Defense Group.

What is a misdemeanor?

The state of Massachusetts categorizes crimes into felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are crimes that can be punishable by incarceration in state prison or, if prosecuted at the federal level, by death. All other crimes are typically less serious in nature and can be classified as misdemeanors. Misdemeanor penalties are determined according to Massachusetts sentencing guidelines.

Most misdemeanor crimes are heard in district court and can involve a potential county jail sentence, fines, or both. In some misdemeanor cases, you can be sentenced to serve a period of probation, which will typically suspend a jail sentence while you are on probation. If you are able to maintain good behavior and honor the terms of your probation sentence, your potential jail sentence could be discharged. Common misdemeanor crimes include the following:

Just because a misdemeanor crime carries less severe penalties does not mean it should be treated lightly or defended against less aggressively than a felony charge. Many people come to our Massachusetts-based law firm for defense against a misdemeanor charge after a first-time arrest. We understand that our clients are fearful of the future and of being convicted of misdemeanor offenses but we can help.

Don't Settle for Inexperienced Representation

At The Criminal Defense Group, we are familiar with the negative impact that a misdemeanor can bring to your life. Misdemeanor crimes will result in a permanent record, which can affect your ability to keep a job or obtain a job in the future. For young people accused of a crime, misdemeanor convictions can prohibit students from applying for educational scholarships or from being admitted into certain schools. It is often the indirect consequences of a criminal conviction that cause the most strain on an individual, such as living life with the stigma of a criminal record.

If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor crime, it is not too late to consult a criminal defense lawyer. At The Criminal Defense Group, we have more than 65 years of combined experience. We proudly represent individuals who have been accused of crimes throughout Boston, Massachusetts.

Just because you have been arrested for an alleged misdemeanor crime does not mean that you will be found guilty of the crime. It is never too late to prevent the worst from occurring! So don't hesitate a moment longer; contact The Criminal Defense Group to schedule a free case evaluation today.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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