Misdemeanor Charges Can Affect Future Opportunities

In New Orleans, many crimes are classified as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, but being charged with a misdemeanor is much more serious than receiving a traffic ticket or citation. When you are charged with a misdemeanor, you could face jail time and be left with a criminal record that affects future opportunities.

Bloom Legal has extensive experience representing clients who have been accused of misdemeanors. You need a New Orleans criminal defense law firm that you can trust with your future, and we live up to that responsibility. Our goal is to help you avoid conviction, jail time and a criminal record. Whether we negotiate a plea bargain or defend you in court, we will always fight hard to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.

Our Lawyers Fight Misdemeanor Charges

The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that, in general, a misdemeanor crime carries a maximum penalty of one year of incarceration. Since the jail time and fines for a misdemeanor can still amount to serious penalties, you need an attorney who can evaluate your situation, advise you on the best way to respond to your criminal charges, and fight to help you avoid the consequences you could face if found guilty of a misdemeanor crime.

Avoiding an Arrest During Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras Results in Many Misdemeanors

Mardi Gras is the largest city-wide celebration in New Orleans and one of the biggest parties in the United States. Mardi Gras attracts locals and visitors alike and is a fun time for everyone. The festive spirit, however, often leads to increased alcohol consumption and other party-related activities that can quickly lead to trouble.

Occasionally, the good time ends when police identify people who are breaking the laws and engaging in wrongful behavior. Every year during Mardi Gras New Orleans sees a significant increase in arrests for misdemeanors, driving under the influence, public intoxication and other party-related offenses.

An arrest for one of these offenses can have a major impact on your life—but, it doesn’t have to. When you contact an experienced New Orleans DUI lawyer or New Orleans criminal defense attorney at Bloom Legal, we will do everything possible to help you to avoid the serious consequences or penalties that can come with these convictions.

Arrested at Mardi Gras?

Many party-goers are not aware that the Orleans Parish Court System closes down with the rest of the city during much of the Mardi Gras season. As a result, if you are arrested in New Orleans during Mardi Gras you will not be able to schedule a hearing, or be seen before a judge, until the Wednesday immediately following Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday).

Due to the high number of arrests and the closures of the court system during Mardi Gras, it is very important to hire an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney who will be able to smoothly move your case through the court system in the hectic aftermath of the Mardi Gras celebration when court dockets are overloaded. Our attorneys will strive to get you released as quickly as possible; they will work aggressively to raise defenses or negotiate a plea bargain or entry into a diversion program, so the criminal charges do not impact the rest of your life.

If you live out of town and are just visiting for the festivities, it is important to know that an arrest can mean returning to New Orleans for court hearings. At Bloom Legal, we represent both local residents and visitors. Our goal is to minimize the time you spend dealing with your legal problems and to secure the best resolution possible with the least stress and worry.

Call Our New Orleans Criminal Defense Law Firm Today

Hiring the best criminal defense team you can find is a smart choice when you face criminal charges because your attorney will guide you through your interactions with the criminal justice system.

After your arrest, you will be arraigned and must plead guilty or not guilty to the misdemeanor charges. You will need to decide if you will go to trial or if you want to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor to reduce your charges or penalties in exchange for admitting guilt. You may wish to enter into a diversion program, available for some first-time misdemeanor offenses, and you will need to understand what programs are available to you. If you decide not to plead guilty, you will need to present your defense in court.

Bloom Legal will be there for you every step of the way, advising you on how best to proceed with your case. We have extensive experience with misdemeanor crimes and we represent New Orleans locals as well as those who were arrested while in town for Mardi Gras or other special events. Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly, effectively and inexpensively as possible, and to minimize the time you spend in court while achieving the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that, in general, a misdemeanor crime carries a maximum penalty of one year of incarceration. Since the jail time and fines for a misdemeanor can still amount to serious penalties, you need an attorney who can evaluate your situation, advise you on the best way to respond to your criminal charges, and fight to help you avoid the consequences you could face if found guilty of a misdemeanor crime.

Call Our New Orleans Criminal Defense Law Firm Today

Hiring the best New Orleans criminal defense law firm you can find is a smart choice when you face criminal charges because your attorney will guide you through your interactions with the criminal justice system.

After your arrest, you will be arraigned and must plead guilty or not guilty to the misdemeanor charges. You will need to decide if you will go to trial or if you want to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor to reduce your charges or penalties in exchange for admitting guilt. You may wish to enter into a diversion program, available for some first-time misdemeanor offenses, and you will need to understand what programs are available to you. If you decide not to plead guilty, you will need to present your defense in court.

Bloom Legal will be there for you every step of the way, advising you on how best to proceed with your case. We have extensive experience with misdemeanor crimes and we represent New Orleans locals as well as those who were arrested while in town for Mardi Gras or other special events. Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly, effectively and inexpensively as possible, and to minimize the time you spend in court while achieving the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

To learn more about how we can help defend you against misdemeanor charges, call or contact us online today: 504-599-9997.

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