You may think that being charged with a first offense misdemeanor in New York isn't too serious, but that doesn't mean you should discount the value of having an experienced private attorney represent you. Good legal representation is just as important in a misdemeanor case as it is in a felony case. The state of New York does not allow expungement of any crime, so a misdemeanor conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.
Many first time misdemeanor offenders are upstanding people with careers and a bright future ahead of them. A knowledgable attorney can fight a misdemeanor charge to minimize the consequences that such a charge may have on an individual's future.
Manhattan criminal defense attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. has extensive experience representing clients facing misdemeanor charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor crime in the state of New York, contact Mr. Petrus for a free consultation at (212) 564-2440, or by visiting his website.