A misdemeanor lawyer can help you stay out of jail and keep your record clean by getting the charges dismissed or by diverting you from the criminal process.
Without a misdemeanor attorney, you may be facing:
- Jail time
- Fines and fees
- 3 to 5 years on probation
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Denial or revocation of professional licenses
- Drug and/or alcohol restrictions
- Firearm restrictions
- Mandatory classes
- Restraining orders
- Sex offender registration
- Enhanced punishment in future criminal cases
- Misdemeanor convictions can be used against you in civil proceedings, including immigration, divorce, and child custody.
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you need an experienced misdemeanor lawyer by your side.
What You Can Expect from Us
When you hire the Cohen Defense Group you get access to:
- A team of misdemeanor attorneys ready to work your case from every angle so that you don’t suffer unjust consequences
- Two State Bar-Certified Criminal Law Specialists who oversee our misdemeanor unit so that you benefit directly from their knowledge and skill
- Investigators and expert witnesses who maximize your ability to win at trial
- Misdemeanor lawyers who appear for you in court whenever possible so that you don’t miss valuable time at work.
Whatever you are facing, we can handle it.
The Cohen Defense Group is the largest criminal defense firm in Placer County, California. We serve clients from Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Newcastle, Penryn, Loomis, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Yuba City, Sacramento, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Misdemeanors
What types of crimes are misdemeanors?
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
A misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony.
A misdemeanor conviction carries a maximum penalty of one year in custody.
A misdemeanor conviction generally results in 3 years of probation, whereas a felony conviction results in 5 years of probation.
Felony convictions tend to carry harsher penalties, including multiple years behind bars and firearm restrictions.
Some misdemeanor charges are eligible for diversion programs that allow you to earn a dismissal of the case by taking a class, saving the time and expense of a jury trial.
Do I need a lawyer for a misdemeanor?
You are not required to hire a lawyer, but our experienced misdemeanor attorneys can save you time and money and reduce the stress of the court process.
Our misdemeanor lawyers will appear in court for you whenever possible. That means you don’t have to take valuable time away from work.
They will fight for you at every stage of the proceedings, challenging involuntary and coerced confessions, illegal searches, and overblown charges.
Hiring an attorney for misdemeanor charges makes you less likely to serve time behind bars, reducing disruptions to your work and family life.
Our misdemeanor attorneys will work to get you diverted from the criminal process so that you avoid a conviction and a costly jury trial.
If you’re not sure if you need a lawyer for your misdemeanor, our free consultation can help you make up your mind.
How much does a lawyer cost for a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanor lawyer costs vary. The Cohen Defense Group believes that everyone deserves rigorous defense at a reasonable price. Our misdemeanor attorney fees are fixed and quoted up front, so that you know exactly how much you will spend, regardless of the number of court appearances required to bring your case to a satisfactory resolution.