It’s Never ‘Just A Misdemeanor’
Any criminal offense carries potential penalties. Even if you avoid jail, a misdemeanor conviction is a black mark that will surface in background checks. That criminal record could interfere with employment, housing, college financial aid and other aspects of your life.
Before you make a statement to police or plead guilty in court, talk to a criminal defense lawyer at Bristle Law. Our law firm represents ordinary people in Manassas and Prince William County who stand accused of crimes. We will do everything we can to dismiss the charges or soften the consequences.
Criminal Defense For A Wide Range Of Offenses
We defend adults and youths facing misdemeanor criminal charges such as:
- Assault and battery
- Domestic assault
- Gun charges
- Obstruction of justice
- Possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Traffic offenses such as reckless driving or driving on a suspended license
- Shoplifting and theft charges
- Trespassing and vandalism
We also handle felony offenses such as burglary, drug possession, firearms charges or aggravated assault. In some circumstances, we can get these serious charges reduced to misdemeanors.
Help With Expungement
In the case of a dismissal, we can also assist you in having your criminal charge expunged. The expungement process is a permanent sealing of your criminal history from all public record. This will ensure that employers and landlords cannot use your past charge against you.
Get Smart And Aggressive Representation
Our experienced representation can make a positive difference in the outcome, especially if you are facing possible jail time. We will assert your rights and analyze the prosecution’s case for opportunities to fight the charges, in hearings and motions and at trial if necessary. The team at Bristle Law will also explore negotiations and alternatives such as deferred adjudication to prevent a misdemeanor allegation from ruining your future.