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
- 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:
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:
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.