Santa Cruz Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Defending Clients in the Counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey,
In California, misdemeanors are lesser crimes than
felonies, usually punishable with fines or county jail time or both. The maximum
sentence for a misdemeanor conviction is 1 year in county jail. A misdemeanor
is considered by many people to be minor, but it should be taken seriously.
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor as an adult, it will give you a
If you or someone you know in the Santa Cruz area has been charged with
a misdemeanor, it is very important that you contact the office for a
consultation about your charges. Our Santa Cruz criminal attorney at The
McGuire Law Corporation can provide the legal assistance you need to handle
these charges. As a
former prosecutor, Christine McGuire has
more than 25 years of legal experience handling crimes as a prosecutor.
Examples of misdemeanor charges include
domestic violence, petty theft, resisting arrest, trespassing, vandalism, simple drug possession,
battery, reckless driving and other traffic- related offenses. Besides
jail time and fines, other punishments for misdemeanors may be probation
and community service.
One of the most pro-active steps you can take if you are charged with a
misdemeanor is to hire a qualified
criminal defense attorney. As Santa Cruz misdemeanor defense lawyer, The McGuire Law Corporation
can provide the legal counsel you need and prepare your defense, ensuring
that your rights and interests are protected and that you receive fair
and just treatment in the court system. In some instances, The McGuire
Law Corporation can assist with sentence reductions, getting charges dismissed,
and with alternative sentencing.
Contact a Santa Cruz misdemeanor defense attorney
at The McGuire Law Corporation today!