Common misdemeanor charges in Illinois include assault, battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and trespassing. Many individuals mistakenly view misdemeanors as non-serious offenses. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, especially one of those listed above, it is important you do not make this same mistake and you should contact an experienced Will County defense attorney immediately .
Class C misdemeanors, as the least serious misdemeanor charges, carry a prison term of up to 30 days in addition to a fine of up to $1,500. However, Class C misdemeanors are fairly uncommon. The majority of misdemeanor crimes result in a Class A charge, which carries up to $2,500 in fines and up to a full year in jail.
It is also important to note that many misdemeanor charges can be elevated to more serious misdemeanors and even felony charges, depending on the circumstances. For virtually every misdemeanor crime, there are potential aggravating factors which can steepen the fine and lengthen the prison sentence.
Listed below are several links for information on misdemeanor practice areas covered by Will County criminal defense attorney Michael Schmiege. It is always prudent to educate yourself on any charge that has been leveled at you. However, it will not serve as a proper substitute for professional legal knowledge. Ensure that you contact our law offices urgently to protect your rights and future with our aggressive legal defense and highly personal service.
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A conviction for a misdemeanor could have life lasting consequences and could potentially create a permanent criminal record. An experienced criminal lawyer can help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights, freedom and future. Our attorneys will stand and fight for you and not just look for a quick plea deal that many so called criminal defense attorneys routinely do. We will put in the hard work and examine your case and all possible routes of resolution to get you the best outcome possible.
Michael Schmiege runs a boutique firm of nationally recognized criminal defense lawyers for Will County, including the cities of Joliet, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, and New Lenox. 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. Contact us immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation for drug charges in Will County.
"Michael Schmiege is an excellent attorney. He is honest, diligent and gets great results. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, he is great at what he does. Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for. His team will help you all the way. Answers all your questions promptly and clearly states what to expect. I highly recommend Michael and his team. They CAN and will help!"
"I am so appreciative of the help and support that I received from Michael and his team members! They truly helped me figure out my case and I got outstanding results. If anyone can help you get great results, it’s Michael. I had an immigration issue as well and he worked with my immigration lawyer to help find the best solution. He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was. I definitely don’t want to go through any of this again but I’m glad that I had the support to get through this."
"Mr. Schmiege is well respected by the court because he is a very honest man. He was very kind and respectful to me. His fees were reasonable. His office is very easy to find, and his staff is very helpful."