Most cases requiring a misdemeanor defense attorney revolve around less serious crimes, with sentences up to a year in prison and monetary fines at stake. Some misdemeanors can become felonies if repeated by a guilty party, and are classified as criminal charges.
The following are usually classified as a misdemeanor:
- Criminal Trespass
- Disorderly conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Illicit drug possession in some cases, including marijuana
- Public intoxication
- Reckless driving
- Simple battery
Many misdemeanor sentences involve forms of probation, county jail time, fines, or community service (or a combination) for a guilty party, depending on the severity of the crime and mitigating circumstances.
So, why does it matter who you choose for a misdemeanor defense attorney?
Because some attorneys graduate from law school, spend a year or two working with a more experienced defense attorney, then branch out on their own – taking on all types of cases and essentially honing their craft on the job. This lack of expertise puts their clients at risk, because the lawyer doesn’t understand all the nuances between different types of misdemeanor charges.
Travis Saul, however, boasts extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom. He prosecuted a large number of misdemeanors in both the Richmond County and Atlanta areas, from traffic violations to assault and battery, before building upon the experience as a seasoned defense attorney with years of experience. Not only does he know how the prosecution will approach your case, but he knows every avenue of defense available for your case – from presenting mitigating life circumstances to exposing any tricks the prosecution may try.
With such a wide range of crimes falling under the term “misdemeanor,” it’s important to have the best defense available. And in Augusta, you won’t find a better-suited person for the job than Travis Saul.
Contact him today with your questions, and see what he can do for you!