Misdemeanor Lawyer Milwaukee
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Have you been charged with a misdemeanor? If so, a conviction could result in imprisonment and fines. Not to mention that having a criminal record might also subject you to various collateral consequences, such as an inability to get a job or find a place to live. This situation might be stressful enough, but add to it the fact that to resolve it and defend your innocence, you must go up against a State prosecutor who will be working hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty, and you could be facing even greater frustrations. Fortunately, you can have a Milwaukee misdemeanor lawyer by your side throughout your case, which can level the playing field.
However, not just any lawyer will do. You need one who has extensive experience and thoroughly understands Wisconsin's laws. When you turn to the Milwaukee misdemeanor attorneys at Ahmad & Associates for your defense, you'll get just that. Additionally, at our firm, we work as a team, which means you'll get the combined efforts of two lawyers who will be dedicated to providing compassionate advocacy and aggressive representation from the start of your case until its conclusion.
We'll work relentlessly toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. To speak with us about your circumstances, call us at (414) 928-7771 today.
What Is the Process for Resolving a Misdemeanor Case?
In Wisconsin, if you're accused of committing a misdemeanor, your case will be referred to a district attorney who will determine whether enough evidence exists to prosecute. If the DA decides to move forward, you will be scheduled for an initial appearance. It's important that you show up for your first scheduled court date; otherwise, a judge can issue a warrant for your arrest, which could mean you may face penalties in addition to those for the original offense.
At the initial appearance, you'll be told of the formal charges against you and asked to enter a plea. If you plead not guilty, your case may be scheduled for trial. In some situations, cases are resolved before going to trial – through a plea negotiation – while others are heard by a judge.
Knowing how to navigate the criminal justice process effectively, and being able to persuasively present your side of the story, takes knowledge and skills obtained through years of experience. At Ahmad & Associates, our misdemeanor lawyers have the legal acumen necessary to handle your case competently. Whether your matter can be resolved through a plea deal or must be taken to court, you can trust that you'll have a lawyer fighting to protect your rights and freedoms.
What Are the Penalties for a Misdemeanor Conviction in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin has three classes of misdemeanors. The severity of an alleged offense determines what classification it's charged as. Although there are different classes, it's important to take any misdemeanor charge seriously. As mentioned before, a conviction can have profound consequences on your life.
The potential penalties for a misdemeanor conviction are as follows:
- Class C Misdemeanor: Up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500
- Class B Misdemeanor: Up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- Class A Misdemeanor: Up to 9 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
Because a criminal conviction can have lasting consequences on your life, it's imperative to have skilled legal representation on your side throughout your case. At Ahmad & Associates, we're ready to fight your charge and seek a favorable outcome for you.
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If you've been charged with a misdemeanor, you may be frightened and worried. Our Milwaukee misdemeanor attorneys will provide honest and upfront communication every step of the way, helping you understand the charges you're facing, the criminal justice process, your legal options, and the potential outcomes.
Learn more about how we can help by calling us at (414) 928-7771 or contacting us online.
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