Misdemeanor Crimes

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clients in Chalmette and all Across Louisiana

When you are charged with a crime, the experience can be frightening, especially if you have never dealt with the criminal justice system before. If you find yourself in this position, you likely have questions and concerns about the possible consequences of the charges you are facing.

Misdemeanor crimes aren’t as serious as felony crimes, but still carry penalties like fines and jail time. In some cases, you can actually, lose your driver’s license for a misdemeanor conviction. In other cases, a misdemeanor charge can even be increased to a felony charge.

Misdemeanor Offenses

The following are common misdemeanor crimes:

  • Alcohol Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Offenses
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Fraud
  • Domestic Violence

Whether you are accused of being drunk in public or drug possession, our criminal defense team will diligently fight to protect your legal rights. Attorney Cullen A. Tonry can negotiate the terms of your misdemeanor charge to possibly have them reduced and/or expunged. Our firm will strive to ensure that you get the justice you deserve

Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction

Although misdemeanor punishments aren’t typically as severe as those reserved for felonies, a conviction can still significantly impact your future. Unfortunately, even a minor misdemeanor charge can destroy your future employment prospects. Additionally, misdemeanor charges might even keep you from being accepted into the college you desire to attend.

Speak with Our Legal Team Today

If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you should immediately consult with a lawyer. Our experienced attorney can review the facts of your case and determine a legal strategy that suits your specific situation. Cullen A. Tonry has the knowledge and skills that you’ll need to defend against a misdemeanor charge. He has been recognized by both the American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers andCambridge's Who's Who for Excellence in Legal Service. He has also earned a 9.5 out of 10 rating on Avvo.

Call (504) 535-7235 to begin your free case evaluation today.