Misdemeanor Lawyer -- Adam Grosch -- Palos Hills, IL.
Serving Palos Park, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Bridgeview, Worth, Southwest Suburbs of Chicago & Chicago, IL.
The Right Attorney Can Make The Difference -- Adam Grosch 708-233-0758
Misdemeanor offenses are those offenses where the maximum punishment is less than 1 year in the County jail. And while the maximum punishment for misdemeanor offenses is less than it is for felonies do not make the mistake of thinking that misdemeanors are not serious.
For example, a conviction for a misdemeanor DUI can result in the loss of your driving privileges and in some cases, mandatory time in the County jail. A conviction for driving a suspended license, depending on the circumstances, can also lead to jail time. A conviction for theft or retail theft can remain on your record making it difficult to obtain employment.
It is clear that a conviction for a misdemeanor can have serious consequences creating obstacles to you moving on with your life. If you have been charged with a crime, give me a call, Adam Grosch 708-233-0758 and I will aggressively defend you and most importantly, get you the best result possible.
Punishment for Class “A” “B” and “C” Misdemeanors
In Illinois misdemeanor offenses are classified as class A, class B and class C misdemeanors.
A person found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor can be sentenced up to 364 days in jail or probation or conditional discharge or supervision and that person can be fined up to $2,500 plus court costs.
Class A misdemeanor offenses that are commonly charged are:
- Domestic Battery;
- Violation of an order of protection;
- Aggravated Assault;
- Retail Theft
- Reckless conduct;
- Resisting or obstructing a police officer;
- Criminal damage to property;
- Criminal trespass to vehicle;
- Criminal trespass to residence;
- Endangering the life of a child;
- Soliciting prostitution;
- Driving under the influence (DUI);
- Reckless driving;
- Speeding 26 mph or more over the limit.
A person found guilty of a Class B misdemeanor can be sentenced up to 180 days in jail or probation or conditional discharge or supervision and that person can be fined up to $1,500 plus court costs.
Class B Misdemeanors that are commonly charged are:
- Phone harassment;
- Harassment through electronic communications, (for example, through social media);
- Transmission of obscene messages, (for example, obscene phone calls);
- Looking through a home window for a lewd purpose, (“peeping Tom”).
A person found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor can be sentenced up to 30 days in jail or probation or conditional discharge or supervision and that person can be fined up to $1,500 plus court costs.
Class C Misdemeanors that are commonly charged are:
- Disorderly conduct (provoking a breach of the peace);
- Improper use of vehicle registration.
Don’t go it alone in court, call me Adam Grosch 708-22-0758 and I will work to ensure that you get the best possible outcome on your misdemeanor case.