In this video blog post, attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. explains the benefit of having a private criminal defense attorney represent you in a misdemeanor case. While you may assume that being charged with a first offense misdemeanor in New York isn’t very serious, that doesn’t mean you should discount the value of having a knowledgable private attorney represent you. Quality legal representation is just as important in a misdemeanor case as it is in a felony case. Since the state of New York does not expunge crimes, a misdemeanor conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.
Many first time misdemeanor offenders are upstanding citizens with careers and a bright future. An experienced attorney can fight a misdemeanor charge on your behalf and minimize the consequences that a misdemeanor charge may have on your future.
To watch more videos in this series and find answers to your legal questions, visit the blog of Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at petruslaw.com.