DuPage County Felony Criminal Defense Attorney
Lawyer Defending Against Felony Charges in Illinois
A felony charge can change your life forever. If convicted, similar to a misdemeanor charge, it will not only affect your freedom, because you may have to serve time in prison, but it could also affect your ability to obtain employment, continue visitation, or have custody rights to your children. If you have been charged with a felony, you need to speak with an attorney who has the experience and tenacity to provide a solid defense.
Attorney Clarissa R. E. Myers has experience handling felony criminal defense cases and can devise the best defense plan for you. Ms. Myers gives each client trusted legal advice and will be your voice in court. She is approachable, yet determined to get her clients the most favorable results possible.
Felony Charges in Illinois
Felony charges are serious in any state, including Illinois. If convicted, felony crimes may lead to a prison sentence, a fine up to $25,000, restitution to the victim, court costs and more, depending on the charges.
Felony charges are divided into five classes. The most serious charge is a Class X felony, which has a prison sentence between six to 30 years. A Class 1 felony holds a prison sentence of four to 15 years, a Class 2 felony from three to seven years, a Class 3 felony between two and five years, and a Class 4 felony between one to three 3 years. Additional prison time may be added on depending on your particular criminal background.
Types of felonies include:
- Drug possession,
- Driving under the influence (DUI),
- Domestic violence,
- Weapons charges, and
- Traffic violations.
If convicted, felony charges can stay on your permanent record for the rest of your life. Some charges can be expunged, but there are limitations and conditions. All felony convictions have life-changing consequences. You will have to tell any future employers, housing opportunities, or school that you have been convicted of a felony. It can impact your ability to obtain assistance or provide for your family.
Contact a Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer
Felony charges can have a momentous effect on your future. You do not want to be left alone trying to understand the charges filed against you. Your freedom is at stake, and you need to have an experienced attorney on your side who will give you trusted legal advice. Myers Law LLC has experience handling cases involving different types of felony charges. We will fight to get you the best outcome possible and to protect your freedom and rights. In certain cases, there may be opportunities to avoid a felony conviction when working with an experienced lawyer.
If you have had felony charges filed against you, contact Myers Law LLC at 844-9-THE-LAW (844-984-3529844-984-3529) today for a free 15 minute phone consultation. At Myers Law LLC, you will receive the attention and defense you deserve. We are located in Oak Brook and serve clients in Oakbrook Terrace, Addison, Glendale Heights, Aurora, Lombard, Elmhurst, Wheaton, and DuPage County. Se habla español.