Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Lawyer in DuPage County
Oak Brook Criminal Defense Attorney
Having misdemeanor charges filed against you does not mean you are a delinquent or bad person. You may have been protecting someone else, in the wrong place at the wrong time, or gotten into an argument. It does not mean your entire life should be altered and negatively affected.
Attorney Clarissa R. E. Myers is an experienced lawyer who has handled a variety of cases for misdemeanor charges. Ms. Myers works with clients to get the best outcome for their case and defends them aggressively in the courtroom. She will help you understand the charges filed against you and the various possible results depending on the outcome of your case.
Illinois Misdemeanor Charges
Similar to felony charges, misdemeanors can have life-changing effects. Misdemeanors are not as serious as felony charges, but a misdemeanor conviction will be on your permanent record. There are three classes of misdemeanor charges: A, B, and C. All three classes can carry a fine of up to $2,500 and time in jail. A Class A misdemeanor can lead to a year in jail if convicted, a Class B up to six months, and a Class C up to 30 days.
Types of misdemeanor charges in Illinois include:
- Aggravated assault,
- Driving under the influence (DUI),
- Disorderly conduct,
- Certain drug possession,
- Aggravated speeding,
- Certain thefts, and
- Internet and electronic crimes.
If convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have to disclose the conviction on any employment, school, housing, or assistance applications. Obtaining employment or assistance will be harder with a misdemeanor conviction on your record.
You do not have to incur a fine or spend time in the local or county jail if charged. With a skilled lawyer defending you, you may be able to have the charges reduced or dropped. You may also be able to make restitution in alternate ways, such as probation, conditional discharge, home detention, or community service (depending on the charges and the facts of your case). With certain sentences, misdemeanors may be removed from your record by a process called expungement.
Contact a DuPage County Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Lawyer
Misdemeanor charges may not be as serious as felony charges, but they can still change your life for the worse. Attorney Clarissa R. E. Myers is experienced in defending misdemeanor charges filed against clients in DuPage County. You deserve a skilled lawyer who knows how the Illinois judicial system works.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, contact Myers Law LLC at 844-9-THE-LAW (844-984-3529844-984-3529) today to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. Our law firm works with each client to come up with a strategic defense plan and will provide an aggressive defense in the courtroom. Myers Law LLC is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. We serve clients in Oakbrook Terrace, Addison, Glendale Heights, Aurora, Lombard, Elmhurst, Wheaton, and throughout Illinois. Se habla español.