http://www.raimondolaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/arrested-in-bakersfield-ca.jpg 349 500 Raimondo http://www.raimondolaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bakersfield-Criminal-Defense-Attorney-Logo-300x94.png Raimondo2016-02-09 07:20:132016-02-09 20:51:31Misdemeanors aren't so minor, so get a Bakersfield attorney
If you are arrested you need to seek advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in order to get the lightest sentence possible.
For many facing criminal charges in Kern County, the likelihood of spending months or maybe even years in prison is a great possibility. Bakersfield criminal defense attorney Mark Anthony Raimondo can help.
Raimondo says that those charged with misdemeanors should not just plead guilty at their arraignment just to get it all over with, as doing so can come with serious repercussions.
For example, a guilty plea for even the most minor misdemeanor charge might result in serious immigration consequences for a person who is not a U.S. citizen, while other criminal convictions may carry a lifetime ban on possession of firearms or ammunition, affect credit and job prospects, or result in driver’s license suspensions or revocations. These can all affect you negatively for the rest of your life.
There is a chance to avoid those types of penalties however, and for a person who hires a good criminal defense attorney like Raimondo, the odds are increased.
And while no attorney would ever tell a client to enter a guilty plea to any and all misdemeanor charges and then simply plead for the court’s mercy in sentencing, a high-quality attorney like Raimondo may be able to negotiate a better deal.
If the circumstances are right and a defendant facing a misdemeanor charge has no criminal history, an attorney may be able to negotiate a class C deferred adjudication, which can be totally expunged from their record, or maybe even request probation or a diversion program. All of which provide a much better outcome, than just pleading guilty, which can end up haunting a person for the next 10 to 20 years of their life.
If you have been arrested in Kern County, you need to protect your rights.
That’s why criminal defense attorney Mark Anthony Raimondo can help guide you through the judicial process, with his knowledge,
understanding and passion to protect people and protect their rights.