Kane County Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Illinois, do not underestimate the potential consequences. Although less serious than felonies, misdemeanors are criminal acts that can remain on your permanent record. In addition to serving jail time and paying steep fines, misdemeanor convictions can impact your job, your education and even your immigration status. At Donahue & Sowa, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in defending all types of misdemeanor charges and will diligently work to preserve your rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
The criminal defense lawyers at Donahue & Sowa understand the potential impact of a misdemeanor conviction and will aggressively work on your behalf no matter how large or small a charge may seem. Even minor misdemeanors can lead to jail time and a mark on your permanent record. In Illinois, misdemeanors are categorized by severity and grouped into classes. Each class carries a specific potential penalty as follows (730 ILCS 5):
- Class A Misdemeanors: Sentences can include jail time of up to 364 days, probation of up to two years, and a fine of up to $2500.
- Class B Misdemeanors: Sentences can include jail time of up to six months, probation of up to two years, and a fine of up to $1500.
- Class C Misdemeanors: Sentences can include jail time of up to 30 days, probation of up to two years, and a fine of up to $1500.
Sentences for misdemeanor convictions also can include other terms such as substance abuse treatment, community service and court supervision. It is important to consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer who can advise you on the potential consequences of your specific allegation. As skilled litigators and negotiators, the misdemeanor crimes attorneys at Donahue & Sowa will analyze the facts of your case, explain the applicable law, and develop an aggressive strategy to help ensure the very best possible outcome.
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge in Kane County, Will County or Cook County, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Donahue & Sowa in Geneva and Naperville today for a free initial consultation.