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) 484-0906 or email us at info@chewlawoffices.com

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


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.

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