Someone who is facing misdemeanor charges should speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. While less serious than a felony or gross misdemeanor, a misdemeanor can have collateral consequences to your driver’s license, background check, ability to get a job or rent an apartment, and possibly your right to carry possess a firearm.

Do not talk to the cops. Only in extremely rare circumstances do we recommend communicating with the cops and any decision to do so should be made with the advice of counsel and with an attorney present.