Drunk and Disorderly
Birmingham Drunk and Disorderly Conduct AttorneyExperienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Oakland CountyA momentary mistake can create a lifetime of consequences. This is often the case with drunk and disorderly arrests. At The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz, we find that many people have a tendency to laugh off arrests or citations for drunk and disorderly conduct. This is a mistake. Although a drunk and disorderly conviction is “only” a misdemeanor, the sentence can include time in jail up to 93 days. Even without jail time, the conviction still goes on your criminal record and will affect how the police and prosecutors view your criminal history for a long time to come.
Talk to a criminal defense lawyer before deciding what to do after an arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct or public intoxication. At The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz, in Birmingham, every client works directly with AV-rated* criminal defense attorney Steven L. Schwartz. You can count on us to fight efficiently and aggressively for the best possible outcome in your case.
At The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz, our goal in every case is to minimize the negative consequences our clients face as a result of bad judgment or a mistake. In drunk and disorderly conduct cases, we try to keep these arrests off our clients’ criminal records. Depending on your circumstances, we may try to negotiate a plea bargain to a civil infraction to keep your criminal record clear. Or, we may try to negotiate referral to a first-time offender program or a delayed sentence that will be removed from your record if you follow the court’s conditions.
Protect Your Record Against a Drunk and Disorderly ConvictionContact us today to learn more about the possible penalties that go along with a drunk and disorderly conviction. We will review your case and give you our honest opinion about how we can help you.
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