Misdemeanor charges, though not as serious as felonies, are still charges that will greatly impact your future and your freedom. If you or a loved one is charged with a misdemeanor in California, penalties can include up to $1,000 fines or a sentence in county jail. A misdemeanor charge can also prevent you from gaining desired employment and disrupt your life in a variety of ways.
However, you are not alone. At Dod Law, San Diego criminal defense lawyer Mr. Ghassemkhani’s two favorite words are, “not guilty,” and he will do all he can to ensure this verdict is reached in your case.
However, more serious misdemeanor charges are called “gross misdemeanors” or “aggravated misdemeanors.” These include multiple DUI offenses, driving with a suspended license, and domestic battery involving harmful contact, among others. Gross misdemeanors can ramp up penalties past a $1,000 fine and even result in up to a year in county jail.
Other misdemeanor variants are called “wobblers.” In California, a “wobbler” offense is one that could be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.
In misdemeanor cases, California law is strict. You need a skilled San Diego criminal lawyer to fight for your rights. Since Mr. Ghassemkhani has been the lead attorney in over 70 jury trials and the lead attorney in over 400 preliminary hearings, he knows how to handle misdemeanor charges, no matter what your situation looks like.
Contact Dod Law at (619) 452-3773 for a free consultation regarding your misdemeanor charge.