Establishing A Defense Against Misdemeanor Criminal Charges
While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, the consequences of a conviction can still be significant. In today’s world, any criminal conviction can have a negative effect on your life.
The law firm of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, provides effective legal defense for people accused of crimes in and around Bridgeport. As experienced criminal trial lawyers, we do what it takes to defend your rights and protect your future.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call us at 203-371-1000.
Consequences Of A Misdemeanor Conviction
In Connecticut, a misdemeanor is an offense for which you may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than one year. You may also face a significant fine and court costs. In many cases, the collateral consequences of a misdemeanor conviction can be more serious than those imposed by the court.
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have a permanent criminal record that will be visible to future employers and anyone else who conducts a criminal background check on you. Certain misdemeanor convictions can limit your career choices and even result in the loss of civil rights. For example, if you are convicted of domestic violent assault, you will be barred by federal law from possessing firearms. If you are a police officer or security guard, you may lose your job. Many employers may not want to hire you if you are convicted of a crime such as petty theft or violent crimes.
Before you talk to police or accept any plea offer, discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
We’re Not Afraid To Challenge Evidence
We believe in making the prosecution prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. We are not afraid to challenge the police version of events or evidence that is obtained through illegal search and seizure.
Even if you think you are guilty of the charges, it may be possible to resolve the charges without a conviction. Whatever your circumstances, our lawyers will seek to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective manner.