If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense, contact The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus at (847) 966-0300. With more than 33 years of criminal defense experience, Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus offers aggressive and representation for all types of misdemeanor charges.
Although a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony offense, the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction can still be devastating for the accused and his or her family. An Illinois misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is punishable by up to 364 days in an Illinois county jail and may include fines up to $2500. A misdemeanor conviction also involves court costs and appears on your permanent record. Millions of Americans lose job opportunities each year because of prior misdemeanor convictions.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus, our goal is to get your misdemeanor charge dismissed or reduced. If charges are not dropped, we work tirelessly to offer the best possible defense and, if needed, to argue for the lightest possible punishment, including minimal fines, community service or probation.
Class A Misdemeanors may involve a maximum prison sentence of 364 days. Class A misdemeanors include:
Class B Misdemeanors may involve maximum jail time of up to 180 days and fines up to $1500. This classification includes:
Class C Misdemeanors can involve up to 30 days in jail, fines up to $1500 and include:
For any criminal charge, reading the statutes and finding out the maximum possible sentence doesn’t tell you much. For a true understanding of what you are up against, and what penalties you may face if you plead guilty or are convicted in court, you need a case evaluation from an Illinois defense attorney.
Whether this is your first arrest or you have a prior criminal record, it is critical that you contact an experienced defense attorney. Mr. Minkus will aggressively challenge your charges and work toward a favorable outcome for your individual case, including dismissal of charges. Call our Chicago or Skokie office today at (847) 966-0300 to schedule a FREE initial consultation.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.