Criminal Defense Attorneys And Misdemeanors

Why Having A Lawyer On Your Side Matters

2022-01-20Updated: 2022-03-09 Law Office of Robert L. Ward

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the next steps. You might wonder if the charge is serious enough to hire a criminal defense attorney. While a misdemeanor charge is certainly less complex than a felony, there are still a lot of aspects to take into consideration.

A criminal defense attorney can help you with everything from court proceedings to trials, making him or her a valuable asset. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward is experienced and can represent you for any misdemeanor charge. 

What is a misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal act than a more serious felony charge. Despite being less serious than a felony charge, a misdemeanor conviction can still result in jail time. A misdemeanor charge can negatively impact your life and criminal record if not handled correctly.

Benefits of a Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring a criminal defense attorney has many benefits, even if you are facing a lesser charge. The legal system is complex, but you can rely on an experienced attorney's knowledge to help guide you through the process. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward will take the time to understand your case and all of its intricacies, as well as listen to your specific concerns before making any recommendations.

Getting the lowest possible sentence is the goal of a criminal defense attorney. We will review the facts of your case and discuss options to reduce the severity of the consequences. There may be cases where the prosecutor will make a plea deal with you. Similarly, you may be able to enter a diversion program depending on your age and criminal history.

In most cases, the court is willing to work with first-time offenders if they are able to complete a program that proves they have addressed behavior-related issues. Depending on the circumstances, it might also be possible to have your entire case dismissed.

Those who have been charged with a misdemeanor often wonder how it will affect their criminal record. Often, your criminal record will be reviewed as part of a background check when you're applying for a job or looking for an apartment. Potential employers or landlords may be wary of people with a criminal record. An excellent criminal defense attorney's goal is to make sure that your criminal record is not affected.

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it is crucial that you speak with a criminal defense attorney to learn about your options. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert L. Ward will help give you the best chance of securing a favorable outcome for your case.

We’ll handle the bulk of the work to help relieve some of your anxiety. Additionally, if your original offense escalates into something bigger, we are equipped to deal with that as well.

Robert L. Ward practices criminal defense in Cleburne, Texas, and has decades of legal experience. If you or someone you know needs an attorney for a misdemeanor case, please contact us to learn more about our legal services.