Practiced Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Protecting the Rights of Peoria Clients Facing Criminal Charges
If you are grappling with misdemeanor charges, it may be unclear what to do next. That’s okay and you are not alone. Though misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, a conviction could still land you in jail and incur other negative consequences in your life. You need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you from the very beginning of this process to ensure your rights are respected and you don’t fall through the cracks of the system. Gary L. Morris Attorney at Law has been doing just this for over 40 years and is prepared to help you along the way.
How Serious is a Misdemeanor?
Just like felonies, misdemeanors in Illinois are classified by severity on a scale. Misdemeanors are classified as either A, B, or C charges, with A misdemeanors reserved for the most serious crimes. Class A misdemeanors can result in up to three years in jail, whereas Class C misdemeanors may result in a jail sentence of up to one year. In addition to possible jail time, misdemeanor convictions often incur penalties in the thousands of dollars.
What Do I Do Next?
Together, we will get started building the strongest case possible in your defense. Whether you are out on bail or awaiting trial in police custody, we will make the necessary arrangements to get your side of the story and fully understand what outcomes are plausible. We will look for any mistakes made by law enforcement officials at the time of your arrest to see if your case can be vacated or dismissed. We will analyze potential plea deals, ways to have your sentence reduced, and more. We will stop at nothing to protect your rights.