Do Not Let A Misdemeanor Charge Control Your Future
People who have been charged with misdemeanor crimes such as operating a vehicle under the influence, drug crimes and theft need aggressive representation. At the office of Michael C. Hennenberg, our legal team takes a proactive approach to cases and develops immediate strategies to keep clients’ futures from being compromised.
We take action from day one to review the prosecutor’s evidence and develop a case objective. A case without a strategy is like a sailboat without a rudder on Lake Erie, going wherever the wind takes it. We can help you take control.
The Premier Team To Defend Ohioans Facing Misdemeanor Charges
Criminal penalties for misdemeanor convictions can range from mild to severe. First-degree misdemeanor offenses are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 plus court costs. Often, misdemeanor convictions offer the opportunity for probation or a first offender program or pretrial diversion.
We represent clients who are facing charges of:
- Misdemeanors of the first degree (M-1), such as shoplifting of items valued at less than $1,000, domestic violence and assault
- Misdemeanors of the second degree (M-2), such as vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia
- Misdemeanors of the third degree (M-3), such as criminal mischief
- Misdemeanors of the fourth degree (M-4), such as criminal trespass
- Minor misdemeanors (MM), such as expired or fictitious license plates or possession of marijuana (less than 100 grams)
Unparalleled Experience And Representation
For over 35 years, attorney Michael C. Hennenberg has practiced in the suburban Cleveland municipal courts, including, but not limited to, Lyndhurst, Shaker Heights, Willoughby, Garfield Heights, Rocky River, Mentor, Bedford, Painesville and various mayor’s courts.
Our objective of providing our clients with a zealous misdemeanor defense includes the development of a personalized defense for each client. A personalized defense may consist of work done within the office or may include a defense team approach using one or more independent experts, including private investigators, counselors, polygraphists, forensic accountants, computer experts and/or mental health professionals.