Milwaukee Misdemeanor Attorneys
Compassionate Advocacy. Aggressive Defense.
Have you been charged with a misdemeanor? If so, a conviction could result
in imprisonment and fines. Not to mention that having a criminal record
might also subject you to various collateral consequences, such as an
inability to get a job or find a place to live. This situation might be
stressful enough, but add to it the fact that to resolve it and defend
your innocence, you must go up against a State prosecutor who will be
working hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty, and
you could be facing even greater frustrations. Fortunately, you can have
a lawyer by your side throughout your case, which can level the playing field.
However, not just any lawyer will do. You need one who has extensive experience
and thoroughly understands Wisconsin's laws. When you turn to Ahmad &
Associates for your defense, you'll get just that. Additionally, at our
firm, we work as a team, which means you'll get the combined efforts of
two lawyers who will be dedicated to providing compassionate advocacy
and aggressive representation from the start of your case until its conclusion.
We'll work relentlessly toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. To speak
with us about your circumstances, call us at
(414) 928-7771 today.
What Is the Process for Resolving a Misdemeanor Case?
In Wisconsin, if you're accused of committing a misdemeanor, your case
will be referred to a district attorney who will determine whether enough
evidence exists to prosecute. If the DA decides to move forward, you will
be scheduled for an initial appearance. It's important that you show up
for your first scheduled court date; otherwise, a judge can issue a warrant
for your arrest, which could mean you may face penalties in addition to
those for the original offense.
At the initial appearance, you'll be told of the formal charges against
you and asked to enter a plea. If you plead not guilty, your case may
be scheduled for trial. In some situations, cases are resolved before
going to trial – through a plea negotiation – while others
are heard by a judge.
Knowing how to navigate the criminal justice process effectively, and being
able to persuasively present your side of the story, takes knowledge and
skills obtained through years of experience. At Ahmad & Associates,
our team has the legal acumen necessary to handle your case competently.
Whether your matter can be resolved through a plea deal or must be taken
to court, you can trust that you'll have a lawyer fighting to protect
your rights and freedoms.
What Are the Penalties for a Misdemeanor Conviction?
Wisconsin has three classes of misdemeanors. The severity of an alleged
offense determines what classification it's charged as. Although there
are different classes, it's important to take any misdemeanor charge seriously.
As mentioned before, a conviction can have profound consequences on your life.
The potential penalties for a misdemeanor conviction are as follows:
Class C: Up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500
Class B: Up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
Class A: Up to 9 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
Because a criminal conviction can have lasting consequences on your life,
it's imperative to have skilled legal representation on your side throughout
your case. At Ahmad & Associates, we're ready to fight your charge
and seek a favorable outcome for you.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you've been charged with a misdemeanor, you may be frightened and worried.
Our Milwaukee attorneys will provide honest and upfront communication
every step of the way, helping you understand the charges you're facing,
the criminal justice process, your legal options, and the potential outcomes.
Learn more about how we can help by calling us at
(414) 928-7771 or
contacting us online.