hen charged with a misdemeanor, it is critical that you have an experienced misdemeanor defense lawyer to represent you. I have the skill you need in your corner.
Marriett Legal's misdemeanor criminal defense strategy has successfully defended clients in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, and Illinois counties such as Rock Island County and Winnebago County.
Choosing a misdemeanor criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make in your case. Whether you have been accused of a crime or simply are being investigated, your rights, your freedom and your future are in jeopardy. It is important to have the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early as possible.
There are three levels of misdemeanors in Illinois: Class A, Class B and Class C.
|Class A Misdemeanor||Class B Misdemeanor||Class C Misdemeanor|
|Up to 1 year in Jail; and/or||Up to 6 months in Jail; and/or||Up to 30 days in Jail; and/or|
|Fine of up to $2,500||Fine of up to $1,500||Fine of up to $1,500|
Battery, DUI, Possession of Marijuana (10-30 grams), Possession of Firearms, Reckless Driving
Possession of Marijuana (2.5-10 grams), Harassment
Assault, Possession of Marijuana (under 2.5 grams)
A misdemeanor should be taken seriously because a conviction results in a criminal record. A misdemeanor likely will show up on a background check. Once you are convicted or plead guilty, it will remain on your record forever.
Being accused or convicted of a misdemeanor can have devastating effects on your life. For misdemeanor-crimes, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between being found guilty or not guilty.
A misdemeanor case that results in a not-guilty verdict or that is dismissed or reduced to a Class C deferred adjudication may be eligible for an expunction. A misdemeanor-case that is a Class A or Class B deferred adjudication may be eligible for ruling of nondisclosure of criminal history.
Attorney Marriett Legal uses familiarity with local and federal law to defend misdemeanor defense clients. If you are facing a misdemeanor-charge and need an experienced Illinois trial lawyer, we can help.
For additional information about misdemeanor-related laws, or to discuss your matter in confidence with a skilled criminal defense lawyer, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (815) 391-0089. If you prefer, fill out the contact form to the right or click here and Paul Marriett will contact you within 24 hours.
Marriett Legal is available 24/7 to defend you.
Located at 308 W. State Street, Suite 97, in Rockford, Illinois, the law office of Marriett Legal defends individuals throughout Illinois, including individuals throughout the communities in and around Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, and Winnebago County.