While it is clear that serious criminal charges, like felonies, carry harsh penalties if a defendant is convicted, lesser chargers should be taken just as seriously. Much like a felony charge could impact the personal and professional lives of the accused, a misdemeanor charge could just as easily affect the life of a defendant if he or she is convicted. Because of that, it is not only important to fully understand the charges faced but also what criminal defense options are available to the defendant given their specific situation.
At James M. Wagman Attorney at Law, our legal team is devoted to ensuring our New York clients understand their situation so they can develop the best defense strategy for their matter. It is our goal to protect the rights and interests of our clients, and we therefore take the time to explain all available options and outcomes.
Whether a client seeks to initiate a defense in court or take a plea bargain, our experienced attorneys go through each and every step of the process, ensuring that the needs and goals of the client are met with the strategy they have chosen to pursue. Whether an individual has been accused of committing a criminal traffic violation, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended or revoked license, or other misdemeanor charges, our goal is to help him or her reduce or dismiss the charges.
Our law firm has the skills and resources to help defendants successfully navigate their defense. Whether a case requires additional investigation, expert witnesses, strong cross examination of witnesses, or other evidence, our experienced attorneys are able to recover the necessary information to progress a case.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s misdemeanor website. This can provide general information, helping defendants take timely action against their criminal charges. No matter the severity of the charge, it is imperative that defendants understand that they have the right to initiate a defense against their pending charges. This could help them avoid serious consequences by getting charges reduced, dismissed, or obtaining an acquittal should the matter go to trial.