The most common types of criminal cases that my firm handles are misdemeanor cases, such as drunk driving, domestic violence, and criminal traffic offense cases. The top misconception people have about being arrested for a crime is that they think it would help to talk to the police, when in fact it more often than not actually hurts them. People should exercise their right to remain silent and their right to ask for an attorney. Common mistakes that can harm a person’s case include making statements to the police and failing to hire a lawyer. Other common mistakes involve the person not knowing the importance of the immediate preservation of evidence.