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Misdemeanor Offenses

Any person charged with a misdemeanor crime should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. A common belief is that a misdemeanor is not serious because it is not a felony. This is not true. A conviction for a misdemeanor can have the same significant life impacting consequences as a felony: loss of employment, prohibition of future employment, loss of financial aid for school/college, loss of driving privileges, prevention from contacting family members or certain person(s), a non-expungeable record, loss of professional license, incarceration in jail up to six months, etc.

Mr. Bennett appreciates the serious consequences a client facing misdemeanor charges may experience. He defends his clients facing misdemeanor charges with the same commitment, passion and dedication he exhibits with a client facing a murder charge.

Mr. Bennett has successfully defended clients accused of all types of misdemeanor cases including, but not limited to:

  • MENACING
  • AGGRAVATED MENACING
  • ASSAULT
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • CHILD ENDANGERING
  • THEFT
  • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF PROPERTY
  • DISORDERLY CONDUCT
  • TRESPASSING
  • TELEPHONE HARRASSMENT
  • SEX OFFENSES
  • DUI
  • TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
  • RESISTING ARREST
  • PASSING BAD CHECKS
  • WEAPONS OFFENSES
  • VANDALISM / CRIMINAL DAMAGING
  • FALSIFICATION

Unfortunately, a charge or arrest for a misdemeanor crime can result from a an alleged victim abusing the criminal justice by filing false charges or law enforcement conducting little or no investigation to determine if there is sufficient evidence for an arrest or charge. Unlike a felony, there is no grand jury review of a misdemeanor case to determine if there is sufficient evidence that a crime occurred. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor crime is solely at the discretion of a judge, a prosecutor or sometimes even a clerk ( a non-lawyer) who simply reviews the complaint before the accused is arrested. This lack of scrutiny often results in charges that are frivolous or lack merit. Accordingly, Mr. Bennett is inherently suspicious of misdemeanor charges.

He has obtained hundreds of acquittals and dismissals throughout southwestern Ohio for his clients facing virtually all types of misdemeanors. As with other cases throughout this site denoted to have been dismissed, the dismissals of cases in this section are not the result of an exchange for a plea to another charge. They are outright dismissals (Mr. Bennett's client was not found guilty of any crime.)

Click here to view some of the results he has obtained for his clients facing misdemeanor charges.

Contact Mr. Bennett for a consultation on your legal matter today.