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If you have been issued a ticket, you may be wondering if you should fight the charge. If you elect to proceed with a trial, your guilt or innocence will be decided by a district court judge. If you are found guilty, the judge may impose a penalty of fines and court costs, community service, and even jail time.
If you have received a ticket, you may wonder if you should just pay the fine to avoid going to court. Understand that doing so will result in a “guilty” conviction being entered on your record! This can damage your reputation and result in the following consequences:
You should carefully consider your decision to plead guilty to any offense, even if it is just a ticket or misdemeanor. Depending on the offense, you could be facing jail time! Hiring an attorney has many benefits. In some cases, an attorney may be able to keep a ticket off your record without you even needing to appear before a judge.
Paying a fine and pleading guilty to an offense has hidden costs, especially if a conviction will affect your career. Consulting an attorney can often help you avoid incurring these penalties and keep a ticket off your record.
Avery Law Office represents clients on all types of misdemeanor charges including the following:
If you have been accused of a misdemeanor in Arkansas, the penalty you are facing will depend on the severity of the offense. Misdemeanors in Arkansas are classified as follows:
If you are concerned about jail time and fines, speak to an attorney about your case right away. An attorney may be able to help you avoid the penalties that can come with a misdemeanor conviction.
Do you have questions about fighting a ticket or misdemeanor offense? Consult an experienced defense lawyer today. Laura Avery has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases and works to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. Schedule a consultation today by calling (501) 725-1100 or fill out our online form.
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