Criminal Attorney in Kane County
If you or someone you care about has been charged with a misdemeanor crime such as battery, retail theft, possession of cannabis or possession of drug paraphilia, it is important to understand that if convicted, there are serious consequences that can occur.
At McAdams & Sartori, LLC, our veteran attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients in misdemeanor cases and know first-hand that a misdemeanor charge or conviction is not a matter to be taken lightly.
Classes of Illinois Misdemeanors
In Illinois, there are three types of misdemeanors. At a defendant's first court appearance, the judge presiding over the case will inform the defendant of the level of misdemeanor he or she has been charged with. With any misdemeanor, the sentence can include other terms than those listed below such as substance-abuse treatment, community service work and probation.
Class A Misdemeanors
Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $2500. Common Class A misdemeanors include Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, Battery, Theft, Violation of Orders of Protection and Possession of Cannabis (over 10 grams but not over 30 grams).
Class B Misdemeanors
Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1500. Common Class B misdemeanors include Criminal Trespass to Real Property, Possession of Cannabis (over 2.5 grams but not over 10 grams), and certain kinds of Harassment by Telephone.
Class C Misdemeanors
Class C misdemeanors are punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1500. Common Class C misdemeanors include Possession of Cannabis (up to 2.5 grams) and a type of Disorderly Conduct.
Other Misdemeanor Consequences
Being convicted of a misdemeanor can have other consequences you might not be aware of. Did you know a misdemeanor conviction could remain on your permanent record for many years?
Kane County Legal Help
Even if it is your first offense, do not attempt to defend yourself if you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Consult with one of our experienced attorneys and learn more about your options and potential legal defense strategies.
At McAdams & Sartori, LLC your initial consultation is confidential, so it is definitely worth the call. Contact us at our Yorkville office at 630-553-1313. We serve clients in Kendall County, Kane County, and including but not limited to Yorkville, Plainfield, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, South Elgin, Yorkville, Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, Montgomery, Boulder Hill and Bristol.