Ellicott City Misdemeanors Lawyer
Legal Representation with a Personal Touch in Maryland
Misdemeanor charges are less serious than felonies, but it is better to avoid any conviction and criminal record. At Robert N. Keehner, Attorney at Law, our misdemeanor attorney in Ellicott City represents clients in misdemeanor cases in Maryland Courts. We care about our clients and focus on defending their rights throughout the process and helping them achieve their goals.
Misdemeanor Charges & Penalties
Have you or a loved one been charged with a misdemeanor? Many people mistakenly believe that misdemeanor charges aren’t really serious, since they are less severe than felonies. However, Maryland law does not classify misdemeanors into separate categories and has higher penalties for misdemeanor offenses than many other states, so get in touch with an experienced defense attorney immediately, if you have been charged with any crime.
Our firm represents clients charged with misdemeanors, such as:
- Assault in the second degree
- Possession of marijuana
- Carrying a concealed dangerous weapon
- Theft of property valued at less than $1,000
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
The penalties for misdemeanors can vary widely, depending on the specific charges and the circumstances of the case. For example, a jail or prison sentence can range from less than 90 days to up to 10 years in prison. Fines can range from $500 to $5,000. In addition, you will have a record that can impact your future and affect your ability to apply for student aid, secure a professional license, get accepted to college, find a job, or a place to live.
Making Important Decisions About Your Case
Our Ellicott City misdemeanors lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if there are grounds for dismissal or reduction of the charges. We will work with you to explore plea options and build the most effective defense possible. Attorney Keehner is a former prosecutor who is familiar with the local criminal court system and knows the judges and opposing counsel. He uses this experience to help protect our clients’ rights and provide effective legal representation in negotiations and in court.