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.

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 John R. 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
  • Harassment
  • Theft

Misdemeanor Penalties In Illinois

In Illinois, misdemeanors can be punished by fines and jail time. Under state law:

  • Class A misdemeanors can lead to up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Class B misdemeanors can lead to up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines.
  • Class C misdemeanors can lead to up to 30 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines.

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.

Schedule An Appointment 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.