Misdemeanor offenses are crimes deemed less serious than felony offenses, but the Law Office of David Knoll stands ready to shield you from the system and defend your rights. Most misdemeanor charges involve petty theft, drugs, solicitation, vandalism, shoplifting, public drunkenness, and assault and battery charges. In California, standard misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum fine of $1000 and 6-month county jail sentence.
Certain California misdemeanors fall under the category of “gross misdemeanors” or “aggravated misdemeanors” and have harsher penalties. Examples of more serious misdemeanors are as follows.
- Domestic battery (also called spousal battery) is when there is physical contact made with, but no real harm done to a former or current spouse, fiancé, or significant other living in the same household, someone a defendant used to or is currently dating, or the parent of the defendant’s child;
- Repeated DUI offenses;
- Knowingly driving on a suspended or revoked license.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a misdemeanor, it is important to receive competent and professional legal counsel. An experienced criminal defense attorney like David Knoll makes a huge difference on the outcome of a case. David Knoll works to resolve your case through negotiations with the prosecuting attorney, including plea-bargaining. When necessary, he will take your case to trial and present all the evidence possible to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.Help with Misdemeanor Charges