We Take Misdemeanors Seriously. You Should Too.
Any criminal charges can be frightening. Just because you are facing a misdemeanor and not a felony does not mean your charges should not be taken seriously. If you are charged with a misdemeanor in Illinois, you may be facing up to a year in jail, fines and other penalties. Having the right attorney can make all the difference. Luckily, our attorney, John R. Kopp, is here to help. If you are facing charges, be sure to contact us at Kopp Law as soon as possible at 630-448-2777.
Understanding The Charges You Are Facing
A misdemeanor is more serious than an infraction like a traffic ticket, and having a misdemeanor on your record can affect your future employment, education and more. Attorney Kopp draws on extensive trial experience on both sides of a criminal case to prepare the strongest possible defense for clients against a wide range of misdemeanor charges, including:
- DUI charges
- Possession of marijuana
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal trespassing
In Illinois, misdemeanors can be punished by fines and jail time. Under state law a Class A misdemeanor can lead to up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. A Class B misdemeanor can lead to up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines. Lastly, a Class C misdemeanor can lead to up to 30 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines. At Kopp Law, we do not take these potential penalties lightly and will take the time to prepare a strong defense. We will seek the best possible outcome, whether it is an outright acquittal at trial, a dismissal of the charges or a reduction of some or all of the charges against you.
Call Today To Discuss Your Case
Get a free consultation with a lawyer by calling our Geneva office at 630-448-2777. You can also schedule an appointment by sending us an email. We have meeting spaces available in Chicago as well as the northern, southern and western suburbs.