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There are countless misdemeanor offenses that an individual can be charged with. A person’s freedom can be at stake when facing misdemeanor charges. Spending a significant amount of time in jail is a real possibility when charged with a misdemeanor offense. These offenses are serious and convictions for such offenses can also result in long term consequences with respect to job opportunities, denial of security clearance, losing out on governmental job opportunities, revocation or denial of application for an FOID card and other serious consequences. Commonly charged and prosecuted misdemeanor offenses include:

  • Battery

  • Resisting or Obstructing a Police Officer

  • Criminal Trespass to Residence

  • Criminal Trespass to Vehicle

  • Animal Cruelty

  • Criminal Damage to Property

  • Child Endangerment

  • Domestic Battery

  • Driving Under the Influence

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Possession of Cannabis

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

  • Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

  • Prostitution or Solicitation of a Prostitute

  • Theft

  • Reckless Conduct

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Public Indecency

There are three types of misdemeanors, which include Class A (charges may result in a fine up to $2,500 and a potential jail sentence of up to one (1) year); Class B (maximum fine of up to $1,500 and a potential jail sentence of up to six (6) months); and Class C (charges may result in a possible sentence of up to thirty (30) days in jail and the imposition of a maximum fine of $1,500.)

As a former Cook County prosecutor, attorney Eryk Wachnik has prosecuted and knows the ins and outs of just about every single misdemeanor offense on the books in Illinois. Eryk Wachnik has handled hundreds of trials in court and works closely with you in conducting an in-depth analysis of your case. Eryk Wachnik has a solid record of achieving successful results and will use creative strategies to get you the best possible result in your case. Call Wachnik Law LLC today at 847-892-5060.

Misdemeanor Offenses: Practices
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Misdemeanor Offenses: Testimonial
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