When You Face A Misdemeanor Charge, Build A Strong Defense At Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm
A misdemeanor is often seen as a less serious crime than a felony. In many ways, it is. But a misdemeanor conviction can still have a lasting, negative effect on your future. If you’re found guilty of a misdemeanor in Arkansas, you’ll face heavy fines and possibly jail time. You’ll also have to admit to a conviction on future job applications. The legal, financial and social consequences are high.
Steps To Take That Protect You After Arrest
If the police arrest you or charge you with a misdemeanor in Northwest Arkansas, you need to act quickly and carefully. Make sure you know your rights, and, upon arrest:
- Cooperate with police
- Don’t speak with anyone but your lawyer
- Refuse any searches without a warrant
It is also very important that you determine quickly what exact charges the police plan to bring and the evidence they do or do not have against you. Some of the most common misdemeanors are:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Domestic battery 3rd degree
- DWI 1-3 offense
- Theft of property under $1,000
But the most important step is to contact an experienced misdemeanor lawyer as soon as possible. With the right legal help, you can avoid the common tactics police and prosecutors use to put you behind bars.
Contact Our Office As Soon As Possible
The best approach to a criminal allegation is an aggressive and proactive defense. With our experienced and well-regarded defense attorneys, you are in good hands. Call us at 479-339-0778 or send us an email to set up an appointment.