About Misdemeanor Offenses: State/Federal

Van Nuys Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys

There are many types of criminal offenses that are charged as a misdemeanor.  Even though this designation is less serious than a felony offense, it is a serious matter.  A misdemeanor conviction can have heavy consequences, and in some cases the penalty includes up to a year in jail.  A year spent incarcerated is a life-changing situation, and if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, it is strongly advised that you contact a Van Nuys criminal lawyer to protect your rights.  When an individual goes to court on any misdemeanor offense, it is difficult to predict what the judge and jury will decide about your fate.  In some cases, the maximum sentence may be decided by the court.  This can be based on earlier convictions, extenuating circumstances or even just a “bad day”.  Never take chances with misdemeanor charges, no matter how minor they may appear.  Some of the types of common crimes that could be charged as a misdemeanor include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petty theft
  • DUI (no injuries)
  • Trespassing
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Reckless driving
  • Violation of a restraining order

Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer in Van Nuys, CA

Federal misdemeanor charges often are filed when the individual allegedly committing the crime is a member of the military.  For example, if one is a current member of the military and is caught shoplifting, it is possible that you will be charged in federal court.  Other types of crimes are also charged as federal misdemeanors, such as minor tax crimes, and crimes taking place on federal property.  Any federal offense is something to be concerned about, as the federal court system is exceptionally tough in sentencing.  If you are facing a federal misdemeanor, it is crucial that you contact the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb, as the legal team is very familiar with the federal court system and the personnel of the court, and will fight aggressively to defend you in federal court and to increase the likelihood of a better outcome on any federal misdemeanor charge.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, contact a criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.