Nassau County Misdemeanor Lawyer
Fear and uncertainty set in following an arrest for a misdemeanor crime, regardless of the severity. Important decisions must be made in a short period of time, and you can’t afford to delay talking to a Nassau County criminal defense attorney. Resolving these criminal matters without an attorney puts you at a disadvantage in dealing with police and prosecutors.
When you call Lerner & Lerner, P.C. for help, we take the time to meet with you, listen to you, and provide you with the award-winning legal counsel you need to move forward with confidence. As former prosecutors, we have an in-depth understanding of how the criminal justice system works, and we know how to make it work for you.
Types of Misdemeanor Offenses
At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., our experienced Nassau County criminal defense lawyers take a direct and honest approach with our clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges. Depending on the misdemeanor, it could remain on your permanent record for the rest of your life. Whether you have been wrongfully accused or a good person who made a bad decision, we provide you with realistic advice to help you make informed decisions and safeguard your future.
We represent clients facing a wide variety of misdemeanors, including (but not limited to):
- DWI/drunk driving
- Aggravated DWI
- Assault and domestic violence
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Petty theft, larceny and shoplifting
- Drug crimes, including possession and sale of controlled substances
What are the Penalties for Misdemeanor Crimes in Nassau County?
Don’t let the name “misdemeanor” fool you – misdemeanor charges are nothing to laugh at. While the consequences are not as severe as those of a felony charge, a misdemeanor conviction can still yield painful consequences, such as:
- 364 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and up to three years of probation for Class A misdemeanors (probation may be as long as six years for cases involving misdemeanor sexual assault)
- 90 days in jail and up to $500 in fines (or double the amount gained by the defendant in cases involving theft), and up to one year for Class B misdemeanors
- Mandatory restitution or reparations, as ordered by a judge
In addition to serving your sentence, having a misdemeanor on your criminal record can also prevent you from pursuing gainful employment or higher education. Misdemeanor charges are anything but insignificant and carry serious penalties. Legal representation is important to help even the odds.
Protect Your Rights Today. Call Our Nassau County Misdemeanor Crimes Attorneys for Help
Our objective is to have charges dismissed or not-guilty verdicts. However, certain cases require us to pursue plea bargains and minimize the consequences you face. However, we will try cases if we cannot agree with prosecutors. You need that level of dedicated legal advocacy when the stakes are high.
Kim was patient/understanding and easy to work with.- Dan
There is simply no one else to trust with DWI or other criminal charges in Nassau County than this attorney.- Rob
Guided me every step of the way. She's very caring and understanding- Yurman
She is so smart and well respected in the courts.- B.
She is so reasonable and will really listen. I strongly recommend her.- Jennifer