Whether you are facing criminal charges for the first time or have particular concerns about the present charges you are facing due to your past criminal record, a dedicated Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer at our firm can begin working on your case immediately. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we know how difficult it can be to face criminal charges, especially when a conviction could affect your livelihood and personal liberty. Many misdemeanor offenses can result in jail time, and a felony conviction might result in a significant period of imprisonment.
You do not want to risk a conviction. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm will develop a defense strategy that is based on the specific facts of your case, and we will work tirelessly to help ensure that you can beat these charges.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, we handle a wide variety of criminal defense cases that arise under Illinois law and federal law, including but not limited to the following:
Even though a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony offense in Illinois, it is extremely important to understand that a misdemeanor conviction will still result in a criminal record. Accordingly, you may need to disclose your criminal record when you apply for a job, seek a loan, or even if you want to volunteer at your child’s school. First-time DUI convictions are misdemeanors, as are certain types of drug charges, weapons offenses, fraud, and assault crimes, depending upon the specific nature of the offense. It is important to realize that many offenses within those categories can also be charged as felonies depending upon the circumstances and whether the person has a previous criminal record.
Misdemeanor offenses are divided into classes, with Class A offenses being the most serious. Even penalties for a minor misdemeanor can be severe:
Felony convictions can result in significant prison sentences. Many crimes that would be charged as misdemeanors for first-time offenders are felony offenses if the person has a criminal record. It is extremely important to have a defense attorney who can help you to beat these charges.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential to begin working with an experienced and aggressive Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The quicker you hire a criminal defense attorney to help with your case, the sooner we can begin building a strong defense strategy that is tailored to the specific facts of your case. Waiting too long may result in complications to your case that could have been avoided. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus for more information.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.
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