While a misdemeanor may sound like a minor problem, the long-term consequences of having one on your record can be extremely limiting. If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, it is important to work with an experienced criminal lawyer who can help minimize or completely avoid a charge. However, if you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it is important to know what impact it could have on your life. Learn all you need to know in today’s blog.
What Are the Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction?
Many people don’t realize that the long-term consequences of a misdemeanor are often nearly as limiting as those faced by people with felony records. Misdemeanor convictions are most generally given for minor crimes such as driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana. While you may not face jail time for these crimes, having a misdemeanor on your record may cause the same collateral consequences as a felony charge would. Even worse? Expunging a misdemeanor from your record is a difficult process.
In total, there are over 40,000 conviction consequences at both the state and federal level. These consequences can affect your ability to secure a home loan, secure family visitation rights, housing, and employment. A new law introduced in Maryland in October will allow certain individuals to shield their record. This law only applies to 12 non-violent misdemeanors. You can learn more about the details of this new law here.
Avoid a criminal conviction
In order to prevent a permanent mark on your record, if you are facing a drug charge then you need to work with an experienced criminal lawyer who can help you avoid a misdemeanor on your record. The criminal lawyers at Robinson and Associates have the skills, knowledge, and talent required to win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can help you avoid a misdemeanor conviction.
BRUCE ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES
Bruce Robinson & Associates is a criminal defense law firm based in Baltimore, MD. If you have been accused of criminal actions and need to seek aggressive counsel, Robinson & Associates is here to help. For more information and to schedule your free consultation, give Robinson & Associates a call at 443-524-7395 or visit us at www.marylandcriminallawyer.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.