Misdemeanors are lesser, but still serious crimes. Misdemeanors are not like civil traffic violations – there are large penalties, including jail, associated with misdemeanor offenses.
Although underage drinking, for example, may seem like a petty offense, the consequences of being found guilty could be life changing for the worse. Having a misdemeanor on your record can negatively affect school and job applications and even can affect your ability to get an apartment. A trusted and experienced criminal defense attorney in Arizona would be key to setting up the available defenses and minimizing the impact on your life.
Have other questions related to misdemeanors? Contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question.