Torrance Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Lawyer
Our Torrance Misdemeanor Attorney Provides Aggressive and Affordable Defense in Los Angeles County
If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor in Los Angeles County, you need an experienced and tenacious lawyer on your side. Michael D. Shook, Attorney At Law, is just that. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, he can help you navigate the criminal justice process and fight to protect your freedom and future at every turn. He has handled thousands of cases involving all levels of criminal offenses. Contact our office today to discuss the details of your situation and learn what Torrance misdemeanor crimes defense lawyer Michael D. Shook can offer you.
Penalties for California Misdemeanors
While misdemeanor offenses are considered less serious than felonies in California, they still carry penalties that can impact a person’s life.
Jail sentences for misdemeanors depend on whether a court convicts an individual of a standard or aggravated offense:
- Standard misdemeanors may result in a jail sentence of up to 6 months.
- Aggravated misdemeanors may result in a jail sentence of up to a year.
Judges can impose fines of up to $1,000 for both misdemeanor offenses.
Defendants may be eligible to seek a probation sentence in place of jail time. Probation can involve restitution payments, treatment programs, house arrest/location monitoring, or community service.
Those who plead guilty to or are found guilty of a misdemeanor charge will have it on their criminal record. The same is true for people who plead no contest. Many misdemeanor crimes are eligible for expungement. Additionally, individuals charged with certain non-violent drug offenses may participate in diversion programs that would leave them without a conviction record once completed.
What Is a Wobbler Offense?
A wobbler offense is a criminal act that the prosecution can either charge as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime and the defendant’s criminal record. Wobbler offenses in California can include a variety of crimes, such as assault, battery, theft, and drug possession.
For a Torrance misdemeanor crimes lawyer with the skill and know-how to handle a wide range of cases, turn to Michael D. Shook, Attorney At Law.
He defends clients against the following misdemeanor offenses:
To better understand your charges and the options available for your defense, reach out to our office to schedule a free case review. After decades of practicing criminal defense law in Los Angeles County, Attorney Shook has seen how California courts treat different offenses, and he knows what defense strategies could give defendants the best chance of a favorable outcome. Let him put his experience and knowledge to work for you. Plus, Attorney Shook offers affordable representation and payment plans.