If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, hire an experienced defense attorney to handle your case. Understanding the law and plea bargaining may result in reduced penalties, lesser charges or dismissal. I am criminal defense lawyer Philip Barnett. Since I opened the law offices of Philip S. Barnett, in San Mateo, California, in 1972, I have helped thousands of people charged with misdemeanor offenses. I am intimately familiar with the court system and how prosecutors and judges view certain crimes.
San Mateo Defense of Misdemeanor Charges Lawyer
The advice and representation I give is grounded in years of experience and understanding of how police and prosecutors approach their case against you. I know the strategies that are most likely to have your charges dismissed or reduced, and I know how to negotiate favorable plea bargains. When a jury trial is in your best interests, you can rely on my 35 years of courtroom experience.
Contact me for a free consultation right away about your misdemeanor charge. Delaying won't help anything.
I accept calls day and night, and on weekends. I provide experienced representation for misdemeanor charges such as:
- Petty theft and shoplifting
- Drunk in public
- Malicious mischief
- Misdemeanor drug offenses
- Domestic violence
- Violation of a protection or restraining order
- Simple assault and battery
- Driving with a suspended license
Avoid the Negative Impact of a Conviction for a Misdemeanor Charge
Suppose you are accused of taking something from a store without paying for it. If charges are filed against you for petty theft, you could be convicted and saddled with a criminal record. Even a conviction on a minor charge may appear on a credit check or background search conducted on you by employers or others. Given the risk-averse nature of many employers and businesses these days, you may not even get a chance to explain the circumstances surrounding your conviction.
That's why it's important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands how to zealously represent your rights and who will fight to get the case dismissed, reduce the charges against you, or take the case to trial.
The best time to deal with the effects of a misdemeanor crime is before you are convicted. Contact the law offices of Philip S. Barnett today to schedule a free consultation. For the quickest response, please phone my office.