Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer in DuPage County
About Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by a maximum of 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Though misdemeanors are lesser offenses than felonies and the penalties are not as severe, a conviction for a misdemeanor may remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life, affecting employment and educational opportunities and negatively influencing your reputation. It is therefore just as important to have a competent
DuPage County criminal defense lawyer on your side if you are facing misdemeanor charges. You will need experienced legal counsel to avoid a conviction, and this is the level of representation that the team at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates can provide. Our experience as former prosecutors gives us an edge in every criminal case we handle for our clients.
Some of the types of misdemeanor cases we can handle include:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Retail theft (shoplifting)
- Patronizing a prostitute
Depending on the classification of the misdemeanor offense, a defendant may face the following penalties (specific sentencing may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case):
- Class A Misdemeanor - up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500
- Class B Misdemeanor - up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500
- Class C Misdemeanor - up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500
DuPage County Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Do not hesitate to involve an attorney if you have been accused of or are under investigation for any type of misdemeanor offense in the DuPage County area. Our team is standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help, and we offer a free initial case review to get the process started.
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