Misdemeanor Crimes Attorney in Chicago

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Chicago Premier Misdemeanor Lawyer

I, Mitch Furman. I have more than 20 years of experience representing the good people of Chicago in criminal matters of all kinds, including those that involve misdemeanor allegations. As a skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyer, I am well-versed in handling various misdemeanor charges and misdemeanor offenses. If you have a pending criminal charge in Chicago, I am prepared to help you defend yourself and pursue case dismissal or sentence reduction. Connect with me, a Premier Chicago Misdemeanor Lawyer, to receive a no-obligation case evaluation today by contacting me online.

Misdemeanor Classes and Penalties in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, there are three different types of misdemeanors, all of which carry distinct penalties:

  • Class A misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor and has severe penalties. A Class A misdemeanor can result in a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail sentence of up to one year. Examples of Class A misdemeanors include simple battery, DUI, retail theft, and assault charges.

  • Class B misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $1,500 and a jail sentence of up to six months. Examples of Class B misdemeanors include criminal trespass and telephone harassment.

  • Class C misdemeanor can result in a maximum jail sentence of 30 days and a fine of $1,500. Examples of Class C misdemeanors include reckless and disorderly conduct.

In addition to fines and jail time (or perhaps as an alternative), misdemeanor convictions of any degree can sometimes include court supervision, probation, and conditional discharge involving community service or other similar remedies.

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Hire Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney

When it comes to zealously defending our clients, my criminal defense firm goes above and beyond to ensure your rights are fully protected. If you are arrested in Cook County and facing criminal charges, hire a criminal defense attorney who can make a difference. Our stall of misdemeanor criminal defense lawyers will resolve any challenging issues you may have with your case.

Misdemeanor Cases in Chicago Our Attorneys Handle Include

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Other Consequences of Misdemeanor Convictions in Illinois

Being convicted of a misdemeanor offense may also adversely affect your life, particularly your Second Amendment rights. You may no longer be eligible for concealed carry, depending on the nature of your crime(s). (However, you may be able to retain your rights to own and carry a gun if you are convicted of a non-violent misdemeanor crime.) Protect your Second Amendment constitutional rights, and call an experienced Chicago criminal attorney today.

A misdemeanor conviction may also bar you from employment in a bank or other financial institution. It can also make it challenging for you to work in a hospital or other medical context, including assisted living facilities. Depending on the nature of your crime, having a misdemeanor conviction on your permanent record could also place you at a disadvantage when applying for a variety of other positions. Don’t have this happen to you. Contact misdemeanor case attorney in Chicago today.

There is also a great deal of stigma surrounding criminal convictions (even those that are relatively mild), and having a criminal record can affect your standing in social circles, decrease your credibility when applying for loans, and hurt your optics family legal matters. Let my team of misdemeanor defense attorneys help you today.

Call (312) 236-7078 today to speak to a misdemeanor crimes lawyer in Chicago.

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Law Offices of Mitch Furman

77 West Wacker Drive

Suite 4500

Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-7078 Office – 312-498-8421 Direct

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