North Carolina / Triad Misdemeanor Violations Attorney
We handle cases in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Surry, Stokes, Wilkes, Iredell and Catawba counties.
A misdemeanor violation may not sound like something to be concerned about. But it is.
Some crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, and judges have some discretion in punishments imposed. You need an experienced attorney who knows the law and how to navigate it toward a reasonable outcome for you.
If you have been arrested or charged with:
- Drug possession
- Petty theft
- Traffic violations
- Sexual battery, or
- Other misdemeanor
Take care that you do not face harsh penalties or a criminal record that could hinder you in the future. You could be hit with heavy fines or several months in jail.
Although sealing or expunging your record might be possible in the future, it may not be possible. If the landlords, college admissions counselors or employers can see charges or convictions on your record, you could be paying for years to come. Even if your record can be sealed at a later date, law enforcement can still see it and add to any subsequent charge and penalty. Prior convictions play a major role in the penalties if you get in trouble in the future.
The best course of action is to retain a law firm with a record of success. When possible we prevent charges from even being filed. If this is not possible given the circumstances, we attempt to negotiate for the lowest charges. Community service is frequently an alternative penalty.