If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you should seek the advice of an attorney. A criminal charge can fall into several categories. Some charges are relatively minor and are called an infraction. The penalty for an infraction is a fine but some infractions can have a significant consequence to a driver’s license or livelihood. A misdemeanor has more consequences but less than a felony. The potential punishment of a misdemeanor can be jail (of up to a year) or a fine or both. Some misdemeanors can affect a license. Driving under the influence definitely has consequences on a driver’s license and a person can also be placed on other restrictions such as drug testing and continuous alcohol monitor. Felonies carry more extreme consequences including prison. All criminal convictions are costly not only to your pocketbook but to your ability to earn a living. Our firm has the experience you need to defend yourself against any accusation the State brings against you. We have successfully won jury trials and challenged the prosecutors to reduce charges in many cases.