Nashville, Tennessee Criminal Attorney
A misdemeanor is defined as any offense that is punishable by less than 1 year in jail. (Commonly referred to as 11 months and 29 days).
Misdemeanor offenses may not seem like significant criminal charges to some, however, misdemeanors can result in severe penalties and should be not be taken lightly. While the fallout may appear to be less significant than felony charge, misdemeanors can become part of a permanent criminal record, and some carry mandatory minimum jail sentences. Not to mention the effect they have on your seeking employment. If you have been charged with an offense that falls under the definition of a misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced Nashville, Tennessee lawyer for legal advice and representation.
Types and Consequences of Misdemeanor Offenses
In Nashville, Tennessee, some of the most common misdemeanors that individuals are charged with include, but are not limited to:
- Theft (under $500)
- Indecent exposure
- Patronizing prostitution
- Simple drug possession
- Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia
- Underage possession of alcohol
- DUI (first, second, and third offense)
- Domestic Assault
Along with those listed above there are many other misdemeanor charges that can bring severe penalties. The many legal ramifications of a misdemeanor conviction can be severe and could include serving up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. To insure your rights and to get skillful and aggressive defense that only experienced attorneys can provide, contact our Nashville, Tennessee lawyers at Ridings Law Group, P.C.
Contact Our Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a misdemeanor charge, Ridings Law Group, P.C. is here for you. We have over 13 years of experience defending those accused of misdemeanors, and we want to help you defend your innocence.
Attorney David Ridings is a former Nashville police officer who understands how evidence is collected and how the prosecution’s case is formed. Ridings Law Group, P.C. uses this knowledge when forming your defense strategy. Contact our Nashville, Tennessee lawyers for experienced, skilled, and dedicated legal representation for your misdemeanor offense.