Misdemeanors are any crimes that are less serious than felonies and are punishable by up to one year in prison. It is important to take even a misdemeanor charge very seriously. As more and more employers are conducting background checks on their employees, it is likely that a misdemeanor will show up on your record when a potential employer looks. Background checks such as these can keep you from getting the job you want or even pursuing the career of your choice.
Additionally, there are different degrees of misdemeanors in Alabama. If you are charged with a higher class of misdemeanor, you may have greater consequences with lasting impact. Misdemeanors may also be elevated to felonies depending on the seriousness of the crime, any prior criminal convictions and any harm or injury caused to a victim. Make sure your best interests are protected by hiring a Birmingham misdemeanor litigation lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or would like to know more about state laws definition of misdemeanor in Alabama, contact the law office of Jeffrey D. Bramer. Attorney Jeff Bramer provides aggressive representation to those accused of all sorts of crimes throughout the state of Alabama. As a criminal specialist with over 29 years of experience, Mr. Bramer will strive to provide you with the very best representation possible.