So, you went out for a night of fun and you find yourself arrested and charged. What do you do now? First, it depends on what you’ve been charged with. If you’ve been charged on the local level, then you need to go through the municipal courts. Municipal charges are not as serious as state charges, but they are still very serious and could be detrimental to the rest of your life. Most municipal charges are considered to be misdemeanors, but that doesn’t mean they’ll go away easily. Misdemeanors will still affect your permanent record and are as much of a hassle to expunge as felonies. If you’ve been charged with a municipal crime, then it’s time to hire a reliable criminal defense attorney who is able to defend you. At Murphy & Price LLP, we are able to help those who have been charged with municipal charges and who are looking for a reliable lawyer who will fight for them. Located in Colorado Springs, we also cater to the Breckenridge, Vail, and Lake County areas.

What Happens When You’ve Been Charged With Municipal Crimes?

Getting charged with any crime can be scary, especially if it’s your first time. Municipal crimes are pretty low on the scale of crimes you can commit, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to need a lawyer. A lawyer will ensure you don’t have to pay a huge fine or go to jail for longer than necessary. When you’ve been charged with a municipal crime, you’re going to need to follow the directions that you received. One type of municipal crime is a traffic ticket. Depending on whether you ran a stop sign or if you were caught for speeding for the fourth time, you’ll either need to go to court where you’ll have points added to your license or you’ll have a suspended license. You’ll also need to pay a fine and you’re even liable to face jail time for some crimes. To make sure you’re protected, it’s best if you hire a lawyer. If you want to contest your municipal charge, then you’ll need to hire a lawyer who is familiar with municipal crimes.

What Charges Are Considered To Be Municipal?

There are many different types of municipal crimes you can commit. Most of them are listed below to give you a good idea of what you may be facing if you’ve committed one of these crimes.

  • Driving violations
  • Traffic tickets
  • Violent crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Stealing
  • Some substance crimes
  • Illicit sexual activity
  • Juvenile delinquency

How Can Murphy & price LLP Help You?

Murphy & Price LLP has many criminal defense lawyers who are able to help you with municipal charges. With an individual approach to each client who comes to our law office, Murphy & Price LLP is committed to taking the proper legal action for you. Municipal crimes are our bread and butter and we’re prepared to defend you to the best of our abilities. We have experience with many different cases, so we’re able to give you the best advice and knowledge on your case. We know how frustrating it can be to go through the legal process, which is why we make it easy by providing necessary information and placing a high priority on your case. If you’re interested in hiring a criminal defense lawyer who will achieve your legal goal, then it’s time to reach out to us to contest your municipal charges.

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