If you have found yourself in trouble with the law, not matter what the outcome is, you should take the consequences seriously. Especially if you are found guilty of a misdemeanor. You should not look at the conviction as “only having a misdemeanor.” Being found guilty of any kind of crime can have a dramatic and, in some cases, a devastating effect on your future.
Perhaps you are visiting friends or relatives in Savannah. You plan to go out to eat and end up drinking a little more than you should have. On the way home, police pull you over for a DUI.