DuPage County Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorneys
Aggressive Misdemeanor Representation in Oak Brook, IL
People tend to think of misdemeanors as lesser offenses, but they are still classified as criminal acts and can have a profound impact on your life. At Farooqi & Husain Law Office, we understand the severity of misdemeanor crimes and work to ensure that your rights are protected. Our DuPage County criminal defense lawyers will vehemently represent your interests and seek reduced charges whenever possible.
Helping Clients Understand Misdemeanor Crimes
When you are accused of a crime, you need a strong advocate immediately. Every detail from arrest to booking is crucial. We want to make sure that your rights have not been violated in any way and gather as much information as possible up front to help your case. Misdemeanors such as domestic battery, certain drug charges, and aggravated speeding all carry serious penalties. It is important to know what you are facing and what options you may have.
The Criminal Code of 2012 (730 ILCS 5) outlines the classifications of a misdemeanor and defines associated penalties. According to the Illinois statute, there are three classes of misdemeanor crimes:
- Class A Misdemeanor - The most severe of misdemeanors, this classification carries a sentence of up to 364 days in jail, periodic imprisonment up to 364 days, a fine not to exceed $2,500, and probation/conditional discharge of up to two years. (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-55)
- Class B Misdemeanor - Penalties include jail time and periodic imprisonment of up to six months, a fine not to exceed $1,500, and probation/conditional discharge of up to two years. (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-60)
- Class C Misdemeanor - If charged with a Class C offense, you may serve up to 30 days in jail, be subject to a fine up to $1,500 and receive up to two years of probation/conditional discharge. (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-65)
We provide strong advocacy for those charged with criminal offenses. We believe in doing all we can to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. When applicable, we can pursue alternative penalties such as community service, court supervision, or substance abuse counseling. Additionally, our DuPage criminal defense lawyers may be able to explore options such as expungement or criminal record sealing.
Contact a Dedicated Criminal Law Attorney
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who cares about your rights. Contact our firm by calling 630-909-9114 today so that we may assess the details of your situation and begin advising you on the next steps. We serve DuPage County including Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, Illinois.