Misdemeanor Defense

Handling felonies and misdemeanors

When you face criminal charges, you need skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys who know how to defend you aggressively.  At Lotze Mosley, LLP, we have a long history of success as a criminal defense law firm.  We know what penalties a criminal conviction can bring and how to help clients accused of misdemeanors or felonies.

criminal defense of misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes than felonies.  In many cases, the penalties include monetary fines and/or less than a year in jail.  The police usually do not require an indictment from the grand jury to arrest you for a misdemeanor.

The penalties for a misdemeanor negatively affect your life, even if they are not as serious as they might be in a felony case.  A misdemeanor conviction can result in a criminal record and the following:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Lost employment opportunities
  • Lost financial opportunities

In addition, the law penalizes repeat offenders more harshly than a first offender.

Misdemeanors that we have handled successfully during our combined 25 years of experience include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Criminal mischief
  • Criminal trespass
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • False report of a crime
  • Indecent exposure
  • Loitering
  • Obstructing justice
  • Petit theft
  • Prostitution
  • Public intoxication
  • Resisting arrest
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking or prowling

How Washington, D.C. criminal lawyers handle felonies

Felonies are serious crimes with the potential for penalties that include many years of incarceration.  The prosecuting attorney has a lot of influence over whether a defendant faces misdemeanor or more serious felony charges.

Felony cases usually require a grand jury to indict a defendant before the prosecution has him or her arrested.  You can testify before the grand jury in your own defense, but the law limits your right to remain silent and the access you have to your lawyer.  Our firm explains and protects your rights during a grand jury indictment and felony trials.

The criminal defense law firm of Lotze Mosley, LLP represents clients charged with these and other felonies:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault on a police officer
  • Burglary
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Community control violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Evidence tampering
  • False imprisonment
  • Forgery
  • Grand theft
  • Homicide or murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Probation violations
  • Robbery
  • Sexual battery
  • Weapons offenses

Contact our knowledgeable lawyers

Whenever the prosecution and police investigate or arrest you, you need a defense attorney who can explain the dangers and your options, and fight for the most favorable outcome to your case.

Contact Lotze Mosley, LLP and schedule a free consultation with a criminal lawyer in Washington, D.C.