While misdemeanor charges typically carry lighter penalties than felonies, a conviction can still affect your criminal record and future. Having a misdemeanor record can interfere with employment opportunities or your ability to obtain public housing. At Chew Law Offices, we take misdemeanor cases seriously, providing a vigorous defense and personalized attention to each client.
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.
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, we can help. Call Chew Law Offices at 415-484-1718 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We represent people throughout the Bay Area facing a variety of misdemeanor charges, including:
- DWI/DUI drunk driving
- Probation violations
- Reckless and careless driving
- Drug possession
- Petty theft and shoplifting
- Assault and battery
- Bench Warrants
- Property Crime
RELATED SUCCESS STORIES
Police Officers Lie During Battery Trial
Case: Our client and his brother, two African American men in their early 20s, were charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest after white officers described an altercation at a San Francisco restaurant.
Results: During trial, jurors weighed testimony from both our clients and the police. The jury determined the officers lied about the incident, and cleared the brothers of all charges.