There is nothing more frightening or stressful than being accused of a crime. It is not a stretch to say that a criminal charge has the power to singlehandedly change the course of your life. The mere accusation of a crime has the ability to not only significantly damage your reputation within your community; it also has the power to take away your freedom, your money, and in some cases, even your home and children.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is important to gather as much information as you can in order to start to retake control of your life. The first step towards doing that is understanding what category of charges yours fits in. At Just Right Law, we help you understand the type of charges and provide a robust defense.
A misdemeanor charge is a criminal offense that can land you in jail for a maximum of one year. The most serious misdemeanor offenses include Aggravated Assault, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Certain traffic offenses such as Driving on a Suspended License or Reckless Driving are also common Misdemeanors.
A felony charge is a criminal offense that can land you in a prison for one year or more, up to life for the most serious felonies. Felonies include most drug crimes, weapons offenses, and crimes where someone gets seriously hurt or killed.
White Collar Crimes are generally felony offenses that typically involve some sort of fraud, theft, or corruption. Many of these crimes involve victimizing either government organizations or private businesses. Medicare Fraud and Insurance Fraud are common examples of White-Collar Crime.
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) is also commonly known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). An OWI occurs when someone that is impaired due to the use of alcohol or drugs gets behind the wheel. Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana is an offense police are looking for now more than ever.
Traffic tickets are generally civil infractions that can’t land you in jail. Traffic tickets, however, can be expensive, inconvenient, and time consuming. We routinely help clients avoid points to save money on their insurance premiums. Did you know you can have your traffic ticket handled without even making the trip to court? For a more detailed list of Traffic Tickets and how we defend them, click here.
“In the Midst of Chaos, There is Also Opportunity.”
– Sun Tzu