York Criminal Defense - Schmid Law Offices
If you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, you need an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your interests. You likely face fines or jail time, and you may face other consequences that you haven’t considered: Certain convictions can lead to lifelong limits on your personal rights, including firearms use or possession, or long-term consequences such as revocation of your driver’s license. If you are convicted of a drug-related offense, your eligibility for college financial aid may be affected. Certain convictions may prevent you from joining the military. If you were not born in the United States, you could face deportation based on your charges, and U.S. citizens with criminal convictions may be denied entry to other countries, including Canada.
You may be scared or confused about your charges. We will explain every step of the criminal process, and determine the best case for your defense. We will keep you informed at every stage. We will fight for your rights and your future.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor (a Class D or E crime), please contact us immediately: We can appear for you in court, and you may not need to take time away from your work or family obligations to attend any court proceedings.
Regardless of your charges, try to avoid talking to friends or family about your arrest, as your conversations may be used against you in court. Anything you say to us in private is confidential and cannot be used against you.
If you are charged with a crime, contact us immediately. We defend people charged with all types of misdemeanors and felonies, including:
- OUI / DUI / OAS
- Juvenile Matters
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Violent Crimes
- Theft and Robbery
- Drug Possession and Distribution
- Sex Internet Crimes – Possession or Distribution
- Probation Violation
Possible maximum penalties you face upon conviction for each Class of offense:
- Murder: a minimum 25 years in prison, maximum of life;
- Class A: up to 30 years in prison, a $50,00.00 fine, and 4 years of probation;
- Class B: up to 10 years in prison, a $20,000.00 fine, and 3 years of probation;
- Class C: up to 5 years in prison, a $5,000.00 fine, and 2 years of probation;
- Class D: up to 364 days in jail, a $2,000.00 fine, and (in some cases) 1 or 2 years of probation; and
- Class E: up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, and (in some cases) 1 year of probation.