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Although a misdemeanor may not appear to be as serious as a felony in the eyes of the law, some misdemeanor offenses can still carry significant consequences. Misdemeanor crimes like shoplifting, parole violation, domestic offense and traffic charges can also be argued down to lesser charges in many circumstances. Because of the implications a misdemeanor charge brings, it is always a good idea to hire a defense attorney to ensure you receive the best possible outcome from your misdemeanor case.

After working on all sides of the law as a state senator, police officer, prosecutor and now a defense attorney, Stephen Archambault has a unique perspective on the legal process that helps provides his clients with the best possible defense no matter what the charges might be. The expert representation of our firm can help you:

  • Limit or prevent jail time
  • Lower charges
  • Prevent convictions

Even a misdemeanor charge can have a substantial impact on your life, which is why you want to keep consequences to a minimum. Attorney Archambault is experienced in representing misdemeanor clients during the plea bargaining and trial processes you might be facing. The team at Archambault Law understands how stressful it can be to try to navigate the complicated legal process alone and we will walk with you every step of the way.

Misdemeanor Crimes and Sentencing

The professional legal team at Archambault Law works with clients facing the following charges:

  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic offense
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Parole/Probation Violation
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Prostitution
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic offenses
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism

When you are charged with the same misdemeanor more than one time, the penalties for those charges can be even greater. Prompt legal help is necessary to ensure a positive outcome from your case whenever possible.

Categorizing Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors in Rhode Island are broken down into two categories. Petty misdemeanors are considered lesser offenses, carrying penalties of six months or less in jail and fines of $500 or less. A regular misdemeanor is characterized in the state by six months to one year in jail and fines between $500 and $1,000. Other penalties that could be assessed in addition to jail time and fines include restitution and probation. However, individuals charged with a misdemeanor could also end up with reduced fees and no jail time, depending on their ability to plea bargain and the outcome of their trial.

The Archambault Law Difference

With years of experience working privately and publicly in Rhode Island, Stephen Archambault is well-known in legal communities. He has formed relationships with essential personnel in the arraignment, prosecution, and plea-bargaining processes. We offer a distinct advantage to our clients with this level of respect and familiarity. As a trusted name in criminal defense and a current public servant, our attorney is uniquely positioned to argue effectively on your behalf.

If you’ve been arrested, call our firm immediately to get started on your case. It’s never too early to retain qualified legal counsel. We are at your side every step of the way with advice and support for all phases of the defense process. Get a free consultation of your case today by phoning the Archambault Law offices at 401-231-9700.

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