Charged With A Misdemeanor? We’re Ready To Step In And Defend Your Interests.
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in Northern Virginia, the attorneys of Law Office of Robert D. Anderson, PLLC, can defend you against the following misdemeanor criminal charges:
- Drug possession
- Drunk driving charges (DUI/DWI)
- Traffic charges — leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, and reckless driving
- Theft — shoplifting, retail theft and employee theft
- Domestic assault
- Disorderly conduct
- Underage alcohol possession
- Fictitious ID
- All other misdemeanor charges
Do Not Take Misdemeanor Charges Lightly
Many people charged with a misdemeanor make the mistake of thinking that a misdemeanor charge is not a big deal. However, a misdemeanor conviction is a criminal conviction. If you are ever asked on a job or school application if you have been convicted of a crime, you will have to answer yes. A misdemeanor conviction can affect your current employment if your employer finds out, and if you have a professional license you may be required to report your conviction to a licensing board or other professional association in your field.
One factor that people do not take into account in misdemeanor charges is the possible effect it may have if they are ever arrested in the future. While many first-time misdemeanor offenses do not result in a jail sentence, the judicial system is much less forgiving of defendants charged with a second offense.
In Virginia, there are four classes of misdemeanors. Each of the charges can bring on fines and even jail in some cases.
Contact Our Office And Start Building Your Defense
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Leesburg or elsewhere in Northern Virginia, schedule a free office consultation by calling us at 703-297-4455 or 866-752-1706 or by emailing us to contact a lawyer online.