Criminal Law Lawyers in Lake County, Illinois. Serving clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Northern Illinois, including Libertyville, Mundelein, Fox Lake, Lindenhurst, Lake Zurich and Highland Park.

A misdemeanor is an offense which is punishable by a term of incarceration in jail, rather than a state penitentiary, for up to one year. Although a misdemeanor in Illinois is a lesser crime than a felony, no criminal charge should be taken lightly. Misdemeanors can result in heavy fines and jail time. Misdemeanor convictions on your record can also affect your employment and other aspects of your life. If you already have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, the sentence for a subsequent offense will likely be more severe. That is why it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding any misdemeanor charges in Illinois, from trespassing to resisting arrest.

Harter & Schottland: Something More Aggressive 847.546.0022 Se habla español

At Harter & Schottland, our attorneys have successfully defended clients against all misdemeanor charges, including:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Shoplifting / Retail Theft
  • Stealing from Employer
  • Drug Possession / Marijuana
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Theft / Stealing
  • DUI
  • Domestic Battery
  • Illegal alcohol Possession / Consumption
  • Bar Fights
  • Trespassing
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Obstructing the Police
  • Deceptive Practices
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Violation of Order of Protection

In Illinois misdemeanor offenses are grouped by classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a year in county jail, $2,500 in fines or both; Class B misdemeanors can be punished by a sentence of six months in jail and $1,500; Class C misdemeanors by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

We don’t just hold your hand and plead you guilty. We fight the charge.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for authoritative legal advice and effective representation. We offer a free case evaluation to advise you of your rights and options. Whether you have been charged with stealing credit cards or drug possession, our attorneys will fight to win your case, protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences both today and in the future.

Concerned about the effect of a misdemeanor on your record? Contact us about record expungement.
From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois.

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