Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Central Ohio
Offenses considered misdemeanors may include vandalism, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, trespassing, prostitution, public intoxication, and simple assault. Misdemeanor convictions can be punished with a maximum of 6 months in a local or county jail but may also include probation, community service, weekend imprisonment or any combination of all of those. Pleading guilty to a misdemeanor can have unintended consequences such as becoming ineligible for a student loan, military service, or employment. Also, misdemeanor convictions escalate in punishment for multiple convictions of the same offense resulting in harsher penalties.