At Ball Eggleston PC, we understand that people accused of crimes need legal assistance. This is why we offer Criminal Defense and Expungement services to our clients. The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Ball Eggleston PC have major felony jury trial experience and are ready to handle your case.
Criminal Law is the section of the law where people are alleged to have committed crimes. A crime is any action or exclusion of an action that violates a public law. These crimes include but are not limited to public intoxication, criminal mischief, theft, operating while intoxicated (drunk driving), fraud, burglary, robbery, murder, etc.
Crimes can be categorized in many different ways. Two subcategories of crime that are important to know are misdemeanors and felonies.
A misdemeanor is an offense punishable by imprisonment for a year or less. Misdemeanors are also punishable by fines, probation, community service, and certain alternative forms of incarceration such as house arrest or work release.
Examples of misdemeanors are:
A felony is a major
Examples of felonies are:
For both misdemeanors and felonies, an experienced criminal defense attorney is important to represent and advocate for your best interests. An attorney can provide guidance, support, and an overview of the next steps of the legal process.
An expungement occurs when a court orders a criminal conviction or arrest record to be sealed. An expungement can only be granted by a judge. Those seeking an expungement need to follow the particular process set out in the law for doing so.
If you have been charged with, investigated, or arrested for a crime, then you need a criminal defense attorney. In addition, if you are undergoing sentencing, appealing, or are having post-conviction issues, a criminal defense attorney can help you. If you do not seek help, the criminal conviction could remain on your record for the remainder of your life, affecting employment and education prospects, among other things.
A criminal defense attorney, or a defense lawyer, has experience in defending individuals or groups convicted of criminal acts. Criminal defense attorneys are trained legal professionals who have studied criminal law thoroughly. Having the knowledge of a criminal defense attorney is beneficial because your attorney is capable of deciding how best to resolve a criminal issue in your favor while considering the circumstances and taking them into account. A criminal defense attorney fully understands the situation at hand and, for this reason, can also make you more aware of your rights when it comes to the court, the police, and the law. Awareness of one’s rights is crucial, especially in a legal setting.
If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, Attorney JP Schafer and Attorney Gabriel Eberhardt at Ball Eggleston PC are here to help you. Please contact Ball Eggleston PC for further information.
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