Misdemeanor Charges

A Serious Defense Against Misdemeanor Charges

No matter what kind of criminal charges you face, you cannot afford to underestimate what is at stake. Misdemeanor charges can have serious consequences and the potential to threaten your future. You can defend your rights, future and freedom with the help of an experienced attorney.

I am attorney Tom O’Brien of The Law Offices of Thomas H. O'Brien. I have more than 20 years of experience in representing the needs of my Rhode Island clients, and I know what it takes to defend your future. Misdemeanors are crimes that have less severe charges than felonies but still can have consequences that result in up to one year of jail time and up to $1,000 in fines.

It Is Important To Keep Your Record As Clean As Possible

While misdemeanors are typically lesser crimes, that does not mean their consequences are small. Each conviction you get on your record can add up if you should face criminal charges again. Therefore, you want to be sure to keep your record clear of charges such as:

  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Domestic violence
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing

Whether you are a juvenile or an adult, I will work with you to understand the unique situation of your charges so we can find the best possible method of defending you. I can also defend you in juvenile assault or neglect cases as well.

How Shoplifting Can Affect Your Future

It can be easy to think that shoplifting from a business is something you can get away with. However, the actions you take in only a few moments can follow you for life. In addition to jail time and fines based on the nature of your theft, you also risk having a mark on your record that can keep you from future employment.

Let Me Defend You

I meticulously review all the details of your case to find a strategy that protects your future. From finding grounds to have your charges dropped to reducing the charges to keep your record clean, I pursue all methods of defending you.

For an attorney who strives to leave you in a better position than when we first met, contact my Warwick office today. Call my office at 401-753-0094 or email me to schedule your free initial consultation.