Illinois law gives law enforcement and prosecutors a multitude of avenues to charge individuals with a misdemeanor offense. It is often tempting to walk through the steps alone to put the case behind you. However, you need to know that the government does not take these charges lightly. Prosecutors vigorously pursue misdemeanors. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh, we level the playing field against the power of the government and tenaciously challenge misdemeanor allegations on behalf of our clients.

A class A misdemeanor offense can expose you to up to one year in jail. Convictions for a class B misdemeanor are punishable by up to 60 days in jail. Class C misdemeanors carry a potential jail term of up to 30 days in jail. In addition to jail time, your freedom could be restricted with probationary supervision for up to two years.

While the potential for jail time may vary from case to case, a criminal record in today's electronic age can easily show up on future background checks. A conviction for a misdemeanor offense can have an adverse impact on future academic, military, job and professional opportunities. Moreover, a conviction for domestic battery or violating an order of protection can impact your right to bear arms.

We are prepared to fight for your rights across the spectrum of misdemeanor charges, such as:

  • Domestic battery
  • Violations of an order of protection
  • Misdemeanor DUI charges
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug charges, such as possession of a small amount of marijuana
  • Theft crimes
  • Serious moving violations

If you or a loved one is facing misdemeanor charges, it is vital for you seek the advice and representation of a skilled trial attorney who focuses on criminal defense to protect your short- and long-term interests. Our lawyers aggressively fight to protect the vital interests — and futures — of our clients. We view the evidence from every angle to find the flaws and weaknesses in the prosecution's case to develop the best strategies to challenge the charges.

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You deserve to work with the best to protect your rights. We are here to help. To learn more about how our aggressive approach to criminal defense can be your advantage in fighting a misdemeanor charge, contact us online or call 630-282-4292. Our main office is in Geneva. We can also meet with you in our offices in Aurora or Wheaton. The initial consultation is always free.