While misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felony crimes in terms of the act itself and the potential penalties, a misdemeanor conviction can still carry significant consequences. If you are convicted, penalties could include up to one year in jail and heavy fines, amongst other consequences. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, an Olathe criminal defense lawyer from Martin & Wallentine, LLC could review your case and advise you as to your best legal options.
Some crimes may be considered either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. If aggravating factors exists, charges could be increased, but a competent defense attorney can take steps to have the charges reduced to a lesser offense. This is particularly important when it comes to saving you from a felony charge, as felonies carry penalties beyond those issued for the crime itself. Certain civil liberties could be cancelled, which could affect your ability to gain employment, housing or a bank loan, along with other adverse effects.
Types of Misdemeanor Offenses
If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges, contact Martin & Wallentine, LLC today. For years, we have been successfully handling all types of misdemeanor crimes, including:
- Domestic battery
- Battery against a law enforcement officer
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal damage to property
- Drunk driving (DUI)
- Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
We also handle misdemeanor drug crimes such as possession of marijuana, and prescription fraud, and misdemeanor sex crimes such as prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, and sexual battery. If you have been accused of probation violation, our team could provide excellent defense in that area, as well.
Pursue Justice with Confidence and Our Legal Support
Justice is important to our team of Olathe misdemeanor defense lawyers at Martin & Wallentine, along with making you feel comfortable during your case. We will tirelessly pursue the best possible result in your case and understand that the outcome of any case has a significant bearing on your life. If we are brought onto a case during the investigatory stage, we may even be able to prevent charges from being filed at all.
If you are being investigated or are charged with a misdemeanor crime, do not discuss the matter with law enforcement officials without a lawyer present. You may say things which seem harmless, yet can later be used against you. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact us right away. We have defended hundreds of clients dealing with misdemeanor charges throughout Kansas.
The most common courts we regularly appear in are:
- Johnson County District Courthouse
- Olathe Municipal Courthouse
- Overland Park Municipal Courthouse
- Lenexa Municipal Courthouse
Let a Johnson County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer Protect Your Rights
We have extensive practice in defense and have represented hundreds of clients throughout Johnson County and the surrounding cities, including Olathe, Gardner, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, and Kansas City.
Read What Our Former Clients Have Said
"Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".Barb
"Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".Joanne from Nebraska