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Waterbury Misdemeanor Lawyer

Experienced Misdemeanor Representation in New Haven, Hartford & Litchfield Counties

If you are ever involved in a misdemeanor case, having an experienced misdemeanor defense attorney in Waterbury is crucial. The Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett protect the rights and freedom of those accused of criminal offenses. We work hard to craft solid defense strategies to reduce or dismiss our clients’ charges.

Are you facing a misdemeanor charge in Connecticut? Call the Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett, LLC today at (203) 448-4431 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Waterbury misdemeanor attorney!

Understanding Misdemeanor Charges and Consequences

Although misdemeanor crimes are considered less severe than felonies, they can still lead to serious consequences that can significantly impact your future. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you could face the following:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • A permanent mark on your record
  • Immigration complications

Common Types of Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanor charges can result from a variety of alleged acts, including:

What are the Penalties for Misdemeanors in Connecticut?

  • Class A misdemeanors: Up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000
  • Class B misdemeanors: Up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000
  • Class C misdemeanors: Up to three months in jail and a maximum fine of $500
  • Class D misdemeanors: Up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $250

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record in Connecticut?

A misdemeanor will stay on your record for the rest of your life unless you can get it expunged. An expungement erases your entire Connecticut state criminal record. To apply, you must wait three years (for a misdemeanor) or five years (for a felony) from the disposition date. Misdemeanors will still appear on background checks when employers check your background.

Even though a misdemeanor will appear on a background check, you can get a Certificate of Employability (COE), or a provisional pardon does not erase your criminal record, but having one might make it easier for you to get a job. A provisional pardon or COE makes it illegal for an employer to refuse to hire you because of your record.

Choose a Firm With Proven Results

When facing misdemeanor charges, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney by your side to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. At Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett, LLC, our Waterbury misdemeanor lawyer has extensive experience defending clients in New Haven, Hartford, and Litchfield counties.

Why choose our firm for your misdemeanor defense?

  • Comprehensive Legal Knowledge: Our attorney specializes in misdemeanor cases and is well-versed in the Connecticut legal system. We have a deep understanding of the laws, procedures, and strategies necessary to build a strong defense.
  • Dedicated to Your Case: We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly evaluate the details of your situation. Our lawyer will work closely with you to develop a tailored defense strategy that aligns with your specific needs and goals.
  • Aggressive Advocacy on Your Behalf: Our priority is to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. We will aggressively advocate for you in negotiations, hearings, and, if necessary, in the courtroom.
  • Client-Centered Service: We prioritize open communication and transparency throughout the legal process. Our attorney will keep you informed every step of the way and address any concerns or questions you may have.

Don't face misdemeanor charges alone. Contact our Waterbury misdemeanor attorney today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case in detail.

Contact Our Waterbury Misdemeanor Attorney Today

If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor offense in Waterbury, our qualified criminal defense firm can help. With over a decade of experience in criminal law, our team of professionals is equipped with the knowledge and skills to defend against any misdemeanor charges aggressively. When you come to us, you can expect to receive the personalized service you deserve.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael T. Barrett, LLC today to learn more!

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