If you are in the state of Tennessee, one of the most common ways you can be charged with a crime is through a misdemeanour citation. Receiving a misdemeanour citation translates into that you have been charged with a crime but the officer has not arrested you. Not being arrested is often confused with the fact that misdemeanour citation charges are not serious which is completely wrong.
Being charged with a misdemeanour is being charged with a crime and it can certainly have serious consequences on an individual’s life if he is finally convicted. If convicted the offender might be penalized, might have to face probation, a jail term, fine or other penalties.
In most of the cases, an attorney can handle all the formalities once the client has attended the initial booking court date.
Common cases where misdemeanour citation is issued
Here is a list of some common crimes for which the offender might be issued a misdemeanour citation charge:
- Driving a vehicle without a license
- Driving a vehicle on a revoked license
- Disorderly conduct
- Indecent exposure
- Patronizing Prostitution
- Public intoxication
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
- Underage drinking
- Simple possession
- Underage possession of alcohol
If you find yourself in trouble due to any of these reasons mentioned above, you need an experienced attorney who has been there and done it all. Someone who knows the law; is aware of the courtroom proceedings and who can give you an unflinching support to get the result you deserve and desire.
Do not assume a citation as a common procedure and ignore it since you have not been arrested. Contact our defence Law Firm at getting maximum advantage. You can reach out to us Herbertlux.com.