Question: Is a misdemeanor for being in a park after dark on it’s own serious?

Answer: A misdemeanor conviction, although as stated above is not as serious as a felony, is still a criminal conviction and should be taken seriously as a misdemeanor conviction can have lasting effects including a criminal record, and potential employment issues.

I would recommend consulting with an attorney in more detail about your case to discuss potential options in more detail. This should not be an issue of keeping you out of jail, but more to keep the conviction off your record


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks