Misdemeanor


We will help you with your misdemeanor

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, or think you might be, you need to immediately talk to a well-qualified and experienced defense lawyer. My name is Eric Derleth and I have the education, training and experience to handle even the most challenging misdemeanor trials. I can help you understand the facts and law in your case. To be clear: I will not tell you just what you want to hear; instead, I will be candid and honest with you at all times. If you are accused of a serious crime, you do not need a cheerleader or a buddy – you need aggressive advocacy to protect you and your family.

Avoid misdemeanor mistakes

Do not make the fatal mistake of assuming that misdemeanors are not serious. If a jury makes that mistake and your lawyer does not correct it, you could be convicted on a weak case. In fact, juries have been poisoned to believe that the police and government do not charge people and drag them through a trial unless they are “obviously guilt”.
So, you have to hire an attorney who recognizes that these common juror prejudices can’t be changed, but instead knows how to use these biases in your favor to help try to win your trial. Never forget when you’re hiring a lawyer that a misdemeanor conviction could have serious consequences on your life, including effects on your job, your guns rights, and your ability to travel.

Take action now!

Fortunately, the best thing you can do besides hiring a good lawyer is also the simplest to remember: Shut up. Do not talk. Do not talk to anyone, including your family or friends about the allegations, especially over the telephone. Then, get an appointment to personally meet with a trial lawyer who has a history of excellent results in criminal defense cases. Not all lawyers are the same, so you should spend some time asking around about their reputation, skills or experience.
I suggest you read the “Top Ten Things You Must Ask Your Lawyer" before you have your next meeting with whichever lawyer you choose. All lawyers are not the same and your serious situation demands the best. I can promise to give you my best and that I’ll use everything I know to try to win your case or get you the best result that maximizes your freedom.

Contact us today

If you want me to take a look at your misdemeanor case, please fill out the confidential intake form. All information you share with my office will be kept private and not shared with anyone without your express permission.
If a referral to a different law office or other professional is deemed appropriate, one may be made at that time.
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