Criminal Defense Solutions for Essex, Middlesex & Suffolk County Residents
Have you been accused of a misdemeanor? Now is the time to call an Andover misdemeanor defense lawyer. Misdemeanors may not be as serious as felonies with potential state prison terms, but they still carry harsh penalties. A person convicted of a misdemeanor like DUI, drug possession, or domestic violence may face up to 1 year in county jail, fines, mandatory rehabilitation, probation, and other penalties.
Moreover, a misdemeanor conviction will remain on one's criminal record, potentially impacting employment and educational opportunities for years into the future. As an Andover misdemeanor attorney, Mark McNally offers experienced counsel at these clerk magistrate's hearings. He can use his skill as a trial attorney to help a client avoid formal charges altogether – the most advantageous outcome of such proceedings.
Protect your interests with an experienced and aggressive attorney by your side. Contact McNally Law Office at (978) 684-2847 for a free consultation.
Massachusetts Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor offense in Massachusetts is not punishable by a state prison sentence. Misdemeanors are generally punishable by periods of probation. Although misdemeanor offense are generally seen as less severe than a felony offense, misdemeanor offenses can can carry harsh long term penalties.
Our Andover defense law firm represents clients across Massachusetts who have been accused of misdemeanor offenses such as:
- Disorderly conduct
- Domestic violence (first offense)
- Drug possession
- Failure to appear in court
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Indecent exposure
- Resisting arrest
- Solicitation of prostitution
With misdemeanor offenses, a defendant will have an opportunity to attend a hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to move forward with a criminal charge.
Should a misdemeanor charge proceed to District Court, Attorney McNally will aggressively defend his client's interests to the fullest extent of the law. This may include uncovering and presenting evidence of procedural errors, rights violations, or other issues that weaken or annihilate the prosecution's case. It is a matter of determining the correct approach and carrying it out with precision and passion.
For more information on misdemeanor charges and your rights, contact us at (978) 684-2847.