Columbus Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

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Yavitch & Palmer defend your misdemeanor charge

A misdemeanor is less serious and carries a lighter punishment than a felony. The punishments may include a fine, penalty, forfeiture or confinement for less than a year in a place other than prison, as well as community service.

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it is wise to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights.  Attorneys at the law firm of Yavitch & Palmer have broad experience in assisting clients with every type of misdemeanor charge.

Common charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Alcohol Offenses (Underage Drinking, Open Container)
  • Assault
  • Drug Offenses (Paraphernalia, Abuse, Possession)
  • Gambling
  • Petty Theft
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Shoplifting (less than $300)
  • Sexual Battery
  • Traffic Violations
  • Indecent Exposure

Because the gravity of a misdemeanor is substantially less than a felony criminal charge, you may mistakenly think you do not need a criminal defense attorney. However, the adverse effects of a conviction may have greater negative impact than you first imagine.

Misdemeanor drug- and alcohol-related crimes may result in loss of your occupational license, or prevent you from obtaining a license to practice your profession.  These may include drunk driving charges, as well as driving under the influence of controlled substances or intoxicants, carrying or manufacturing false IDs, possession of and/or use of drugs or drug paraphernalia, purchasing and/or providing alcohol for minors, and disorderly conduct, to name a few examples.

When you have been charged with a misdemeanor and need legal advice, call our office at 614-224-6142 to arrange an appointment and learn how our criminal defense attorneys can help your case.