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Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cook County Criminal Law Firm Serving Northern Illinois

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In Illinois, when you get in trouble with the law, you will come up against aggressive prosecutors who want to exact severe penalties for any mistakes you make. If charged with a criminal offense, the disruption to your daily life can be devastating. If you are detained on criminal charges in DuPage County, Cook County, or anywhere in Northern Illinois, the experienced attorneys at A. Traub & Associates are ready to help. We have years of successful outcomes for our clients facing a broad range of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, including juvenile crime. We will focus our attention on every aspect of the charges against you from the moment you engage our services and work toward the best outcome in your case.

Defending Misdemeanor Criminal Charges in Lombard and DuPage County

A conviction on a misdemeanor criminal offense in Lombard or anywhere in DuPage County can result in serious penalties. The possibility of you losing your freedom and turning your life upside down is quite real. According to Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/ and 730 ILCS 5/5‑4.5‑55), there are three classes of misdemeanor offenses, and the penalties associated with them vary with severity:

  • Class A – incarceration up to 364 days, fines up to $2500, probation up to 2 years. Examples: domestic battery, criminal trespass, driving under the influence (DUI), prostitution, and possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana
  • Class B – incarceration up to 180 days, fines up to $1500, probation up to 2 years. Examples: harassing telephone calls, aggravated speeding, possession of more than 2.5 and less that 10 grams of marijuana, peeping into windows
  • Class C – incarceration up to 30 days, fines up to $1500, probation up to 2 years. Examples: possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, criminal assault

The judge has a range of options in imposing sentences in misdemeanor convictions, including:

  • Court supervision – a penalty other than jail, no record of conviction, which also offers the prospect of expungement of the crime from your record
  • Conditional discharge – a conviction is imposed with no jail time and a possibility of community service, fines, and restitution, and electronic home monitoring
  • Probation – which may involve incarceration and prescribed supervision by a probation officer

A second misdemeanor offense will be automatically upgraded to a felony. Misdemeanor offenses, like more serious felony charges, also result in a criminal record, the diminished capacity to keep or obtain employment or a professional license, difficulty in obtaining residential leases, school grants, or loans, as well as social and professional stigma to you and your family.

Contact A. Traub & Associates for Criminal Defense

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, the attorneys at A. Traub & Associates are a phone call away. You do not want to engage in any exchanges with authorities at the time of your arrest or while in custody, or discuss your case in any way without an experienced lawyer by your side. There is a statute of limitations on when criminal charges can legally be brought against you and there are ways to get charges against you dismissed or reduced. Time is of the essence.

Contact us right away for a free initial consultation to protect your rights and join hundreds of clients in Lombard, DuPage County, Cook County, and throughout Northern Illinois who attest to our personal, professional, and affordable legal representation.

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