A criminal conviction on your record can have a serious impact on your life and livelihood. In many instances people do not believe misdemeanors are serious crimes and choose not to seek representation. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor you could be sentenced to up to one year in jail.
Any conviction on your record is serious and should be avoided and aggressively fought. Some misdemeanor convictions can result in a loss of your driving privileges. They can also affect your ability to obtain employment, housing, and student loans. Many colleges and professional schools will deny you admission if you have a criminal record.
There are special statutes in Michigan that allow many offenders to keep a clean record despite a finding of guilt. You need an attorney that specializes in criminal law to make sure you have this advantage in court.
- Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
- Operating while intoxicated
- Retail Fraud
- Reckless Driving
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug possession
- Domestic violence
- Disturbing the peace
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Resisting arrest
You need a lawyer you can trust. Victoria Shackelford is a member of the Wayne County Criminal Bar and the Michigan State Bar Criminal Law Section. She represents defendants in district courts all over Michigan. Contact our office now for a free consultation.