FAQ's

The laws that govern crime and punishment are wide-ranging and variable. Facing criminal charges often seems overwhelming. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, the attorneys at Chew Law can guide you through the process and answer all of your questions along the way.


What are the penalties for misdemeanors?

Misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of a fine and less than one year in county jail. Punishments may include probation, community service, a short jail sentence or one served on weekends. Common misdemeanors include petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, vandalism, simple assault, drug possession, trespassing, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. Being convicted of a misdemeanor may affect your ability to hold certain professional licenses or obtain certain jobs.

How can you help me if I have been charged with a misdemeanor?

The attorneys at Chew Law have handled countless misdemeanors, securing not guilty verdicts or ensuring that charges are dropped or diverted. We are committed to gathering all evidence in your favor and investigating any mitigating circumstances that may have led to your arrest.