What To Do if You are Charged with a Gross Misdemeanor

Gross Misdemeanor convictions can carry a severe punishment including, jail time, significant fines, and years of probation. There are also many collateral consequences to having a gross misdemeanor conviction on your record that can impact your right to own or possess a firearm, future employment opportunities, automotive insurance, and more.

Anytime you are charged with a crime you should do two things:

1. Contact a criminal defense attorney; and

2. 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.