A misdemeanor is a type of crime. Though not as serious as a felony, a misdeamenor conviction can lead to the imposition of a fine and jail time. Anyone charged with a misdemeanor in Lansing or surrounding areas should turn to the legal services provided by David Clark of the Clark Law Office.

There are many types of misdemeanors. They include domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, shoplifting and petty theft, simple drug possession, prostitution, violation of a prior restraining order and such motor vehicle offenses as driving under the influence, speeding or reckless driving, failing to stop for police and driving without a license. Someone convicted of any of these crimes could face a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. There may also be a period of probation, some type of community service and, in some cases, the person convicted will experience the loss of his or her driving privileges. Additionally, a misdemeanor conviction can adversely affect one’s reputation and future career or personal plans.

Those charged with misdemeanor offenses should never risk the consequences of a conviction, and should immediately contact Lansing defense lawyer David Clark to ensure proper representation. As a knowledgeable and well-practiced attorney, David Clark can help these individuals fight the charges. He will introduce a motion to dismiss the charges before they are even taken to court and will strive to bring the case to a successful conclusion.

David Clark understands Michigan law and the workings of its criminal justice system. He understands the rules of evidence and how this information is presented in the courtroom, as well as what tactics are needed to minimize or avoid the potential penalties. He will help the client with the principles of plea-bargaining should it be necessary. Should the case go to court, he has the competency to counter the actions of prosecutors and handle the testimony of witnesses so it can be of most help to the defendant. He also knows what must be done to convince a jury to acquit the defendant of the charge. He is concerned with protecting the rights of the accused and will serve as the defendant’s best adviser and ally throughout the legal process.

Those charged with misdemeanors need a dedicated and experienced defense attorney. This is why they should contact David Clark of the Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900.