Long Island Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Lawyer:
If you, or someone close to you, has been arrested in Nassau, Suffolk or Queens County on misdemeanor criminal charges, you should never make the mistake of trying to represent yourself, or pleading guilty, in the mistaken belief a misdemeanor doesn’t bring potentially far-reaching consequences. You cannot afford to treat it lightly.
First, even an innocuous-sounding offense can bring a jail term. Under New York law, Class A misdemeanors (such as shoplifting or petit larceny) carry a maximum jail term of a year. Class B misdemeanors (such as bad-check writing) can bring a jail term of up to three months. Also, unclassified misdemeanors found in traffic or other sections of New York State law, such as driving while intoxicated, may cause local prosecutors to seek a jail sentence of up to one year, as well as a fine between $500 and $1,000. Multiple misdemeanor convictions can mean longer incarceration periods.
Besides a jail sentence, a misdemeanor conviction may also bring a fine (up to $1,000 for Class A misdemeanors, $500 foe Class B ones), and probation terms (a year for Class A, three months for Class B). Repeat or multiple offenses can also escalate fines available at sentencing. Federal misdemeanors can bring substantially higher fines (up to $100,000) and longer probation (up to five years).
But even without those results, a misdemeanor case could leave you with a criminal record, which could have serious repercussions. It could preclude work in certain professions, deter many employers and, for non-citizens, lead to deportation, exclusion or denial of naturalization. A misdemeanor conviction on your record could also affect your eligibility for some government benefits, from student loans to public housing.
Our Misdemeanor Defense Practice
Scott Limmer aggressively defends people charged with Class A or Class B misdemeanors, handling all types of misdemeanor prosecutions, including cases involving:
- Possession or sale of controlled substances
- Theft offenses, such as shoplifting or petty larceny
- Sex offenses, including prostitution
- Criminal menacing
- Issuing a bad check
- DUI or drunk driving
- Aggravated harassment
Lengthy experience in criminal law as a defense attorney and a prosecutor
So if you, or someone close to you, faces misdemeanor charges, you need an experienced, assertive and effective attorney to protect your rights. You should find a specialist who’s fully experienced in criminal defense work, and who not only fully understands the law and legal process, but who also has been able to help many others in similar situations protect their rights and defend their interests.
As a former Nassau County assistant district attorney, Scott Limmer can draw on his more than 20 years of practicing criminal law to bring an aggressive defense, in New York State or federal courts, for clients facing misdemeanor charges. Scott Limmer has extensive experience defending clients charged with a wide range of misdemeanor offenses.
As soon as you put Scott Limmer on your side, he’ll immediately begin evaluating your case and developing the strongest possible defense: investigating the facts and circumstances of your arrest, and ascertaining whether any evidence against you was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights.
Practical insights and invaluable expertise gained from 20 years of experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases equips Scott Limmer to know how to deal with prosecutors, find and examine witnesses, serve as your voice in all hearings, and mount an effective, highly professional defense to the charges you are facing.
Speak with experienced Long Island felony defense lawyer Scott J. Limmer, immediately.
Don’t delay, or settle for a lawyer who’s not thoroughly experienced in defending criminal law cases. When you hire Scott Limmer to defend you against a misdemeanor charge, he’ll treat it as thoroughly and seriously as though if you were charged with a felony.
That means you get a full investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest, assessing the credibility of any testimony and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Scott Limmer will look for all information to support an effective defense, including whether police or prosecutors have violated your constitutional rights.
Scott J. Limmer also offers every potential client an initial consultation. This is not only confidential, but also free of any cost or obligation to you. To set up an appointment, call 516-742-2300, and arrange to speak with an experienced Long Island misdemeanor defense lawyer. Scott Limmer will also keep you informed at every stage of your case and can be reached by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.
Nassau County Criminal Law Office
200 Old Country Road Suite 2 S Mineola, NY 11501 Telephone: 516-742-2300
Queens County Criminal Law Office
80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 300 Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Telephone: 718-742-6300