Our misdemeanor defense attorney understands the various criteria that constitute misdemeanor laws and the differences between a misdemeanor vs felony charge. Misdemeanor charges range in severity from Disorderly Conduct to driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
A crime is considered a misdemeanor if the maximum possible sentence is a year in the county jail or less. Misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felonies, but misdemeanor offenses can still be serious matters. Still, all misdemeanor charges can show up on a background check. And, when someone is confronted by misdemeanor crimes, the end results are quite often negative. Our experienced misdemeanor defense attorney will help you get through any situation, however, advising you about your rights and which misdemeanors can or cannot be elevated to a felony, so you know where you stand, according to misdemeanor laws. In some cases, you might have your misdemeanor expunged from your record.
When facing an arrest for misdemeanor crimes, the misdemeanor defense attorney in our law firm is here to help. Misdemeanor charges come with specific guidelines, so it’s essential to get prompt legal assistance. Call The Law Office for a free consultation right away if you have a criminal case in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County or Cook County. We’ll thoroughly investigate your case and work to get the best possible result for you. The misdemeanor defense attorney in our law office is prepared to help you through all stages of the process.