A misdemeanor charge, while a far less serious crime than a felony, is not something to take lightly. If you or a loved one is charged with a misdemeanor, or have reason to believe you may be charged with one, you need to quickly acquire the help of a misdemeanor lawyer to aggressively fight to avoid the repercussions of a conviction. Criminal defense attorney Michael Schmiege is prepared to effectively represent you or your loved one to fight a misdemeanor charge. It is important to contact our legal team as soon as possible since it is much easier to prevent a charge from being brought in many cases than it is to prove innocence once in court.
A misdemeanor crime is not considered serious enough to warrant time in a state prison, but jail time in the county is possible depending upon the specifics of the issue. However, having a conviction on your record may affect the rest of your life. It is critical to gain the services of a knowledgeable misdemeanor charge defense attorney is determined to fight on your behalf.
There are three classes of misdemeanor crimes, Class A, Class B, and Class C, with the Class A misdemeanor being the most serious and incurring the most severe penalties. Penalties upon conviction can range from a maximum jail sentence of 364 days and fines of up to $2,500.00 for Class A misdemeanor, to the maximum Class C misdemeanor sentence of 30 days and fines up to $1,500.00. Probation may be granted in some cases.
An experienced misdemeanor lawyer, Michael Schmiege understands the investigation process and can vigorously challenge the constitutionality of the procedures used by law enforcement if any violations have taken place. This can lead to successful court challenges resulting in a dismissed charge.
We will make your case a priority. Contact Michael Schmiege’s nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable misdemeanor lawyer who will fight aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. We serve DuPage County, including the cities of Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Westmont, Oak Brook, and Lombard.
Give your future the best chance with our highly skilled defense strategies and understanding of prosecutor tactics. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call our defense attorneys immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation for misdemeanor charges.
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Michael Schmiege has tried many misdemeanor cases and our award winning criminal defense lawyers deliver unparalleled results. Read more about our recent verdicts and case victories in DuPage County.