Sometimes, misdemeanors don’t seem like “such a big deal”. But even these crimes can wreak havoc on your reputation and your ability to, among other things, get a job. For example, Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer (shoplifting) could be a felony if you were to be charged with a similar crime later. So, it’s best to have representation to make certain that defenses to the crime are explored or reach the best outcome possible if you need to work something out with the prosecution to resolve your case.