Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Queen Anne’s County
Defending against All Types of Misdemeanor Charges
Although less serious than felony charges, misdemeanor charges still carry penalties that can include fines and/or jail time along with other severe penalties. Furthermore, just as in a felony conviction, a misdemeanor conviction will land you with a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by future employers, landlords, and professional licensing agencies.
Aggressive legal representation by a competent and trusted criminal defense attorney is essential when you’re up against the criminal justice system. With your future on the line, you need to turn to Matthew Penick Law. As a trial lawyer, Matthew knows how to investigate and prepare cases built to withstand the prosecution.
Maryland Misdemeanor Cases
Misdemeanors are not categorized into classes in Maryland. Each crime is defined separately, carrying its own penalties. While most misdemeanor penalties involve jail time of less than a year and/or fines, some misdemeanors can carry up to 10 years of incarceration. Fines can range from $500 to $5,000.
Examples of Maryland misdemeanors include:
- Reckless driving
- Possession of marijuana or other drugs (CDS cases)
- Second-degree assault
- Theft of goods or services valued under $1,000
- Carrying a concealed weapon
We Are Here to Protect Your Rights
A misdemeanor conviction can have serious consequences, depriving you of certain rights, damaging your reputation, and jeopardizing your employment and financial stability. You deserve the aggressive defense strategies offered by Matthew Penick Law. You can depend on our Queen Anne’s County misdemeanor defense attorney to serve you with integrity and determination.
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