Twin Cities Gross Misdemeanor Lawyer, Attorney

gross misdemeanor lawyerAre you grappling with a gross misdemeanor and you’re just waiting for it all to stop? If you are, you are not alone. There are a lot of people dealing with convictions that can hold them in jail for up to one year and/or have them pay a fine of $3,000.

Gross misdemeanor offenses involve various driving offenses, DUIs and DWIs, and repeat assault offenses.

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that you have adequate representation in the case that you’re charged with a gross misdemeanor. Although not as bad as felonies, it is important to recognize the fact that these are offenses that are just one step below that of a felony and does not look good on your public record. As a matter of fact, having a gross misdemeanor on your record could mean you will have difficulty finding a job, keeping your current job, or you could even be denied housing if you wish to rent.

The process

After being arrested, a defendant makes a bail appearance. Once the bail is set, there are release conditions that are imposed. If a cash bail is not possible, then the defendant can arrange a bond via a bondsman or stay in jail and wait for the trial.

The second step is the arraignment hearing. This is when the judge ensures that the defendant understands the complaint and understands their rights. This then leads to the omnibus hearing where there are challenges to evidence and other factors that may be considered unconstitutional.

After the omnibus hearing, the pre-trial appearance takes place. The defense counsel and the prosecutor negotiate and if a plea deal is reached, this is placed on the court record. If no deal is reached, the trial will then be scheduled. If a conviction takes place, then a sentencing hearing is scheduled.

On the state’s end, they perform what is called a pre-sentence investigation to explore the defendant’s background so that they can make a sentence recommendation. This is when the court makes a very important decision. In some cases, the court may be able to determine probation is appropriate if the defendant is able to prove that probation is adequate.

Nevertheless, the consequences are quite stiff and will affect you in some way for the rest of your life.

Seek help

When it comes to a gross misdemeanor, seek out your own attorney to take your case. You want an experienced attorney who knows what they are doing because your reputation and a period of your life is at stake.

Call the Gearin Law Office at 651-731-4900 and be on your way to getting a verdict that is fair. It is important that what is best for you is done because, let’s face the fact that bad things happen to good people. Good people also make mistakes and good people also are wrongly accused. If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to call the Gearin Law Office to find the representation that is right for you.