Criminal Defense for Misdemeanors in Peoria and Central Illinois

Generally involving less than a year of jail time, misdemeanor charges aren’t as severe as felonies. However, receiving one or more misdemeanors in Peoria IL can affect your ability to work, live, and provide for your family. Without a knowledgeable criminal attorney, navigating the charges can prove overwhelming for someone not well-versed in Illinois criminal law. Thankfully, Brave Law Center, P.C. has years of experience resolving criminal cases and providing comprehensive legal counsel. Request a reservation to talk about your misdemeanor case by calling today!

Illinois Misdemeanor Classifications

Commonly, defendants lack awareness of the differences between misdemeanors in Illinois and the penalties that go along with each. Before reviewing your options with a criminal attorney, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the following misdemeanor classifications and the potential impact they can have:

  • Class A – Viewed as the most severe misdemeanor charge. Possible jail sentence of up to a year and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Class B – Falling in the mid-range of misdemeanors. Possible jail sentence of up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to $1,500.
  • Class C – The least severe of misdemeanor charges. Possible jail sentence of up to 30 days and/or a fine of up to $1,500.

Cases We Manage

In our years of serving the Peoria, Bloomington, and Pekin, IL communities, we’ve had the privilege to assist many individuals in a variety of criminal cases. As such, we’ve seen and litigated many misdemeanors, giving us the experience necessary for achieving the best possible outcomes for our cases. Examples of misdemeanor cases we’ve previously managed include:

  • Class A
    • First DUI
    • Retail Theft (Shoplifting)
    • Criminal Trespassing
    • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Class B
    • Computer Tampering
    • Aggravated Speeding
    • Telephonic Harassment
    • Littering
  • Class C
    • Assault
    • Improper Firearm Storage
    • Disorderly Conduct

How Can We Help?

Brave Law Center, P.C. is equipped to handle misdemeanor cases of all types. We understand that each case is unique, and we tailor our approach to fit the specific details of your situation. Our team will work diligently to build a strong defense and advocate for your rights in court. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whether it be a dismissal, reduced charges, or alternative sentencing options. Here’s some of what you can expect from Brave Law Center, P.C.:

  • Thoroughly review the details of your case, including evidence, witness statements, and other pertinent information, helping identify potential defenses and the best course of action.
  • Provide ongoing legal advice to help clients understand their rights, the charges against them, and potential consequences.
  • Further investigate a case to build the strongest possible defense by gathering additional evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts.
  • Negotiate with the prosecution to seek a plea bargain, resulting in reduced charges or a lighter sentence.
  • Provide legal representation if a misdemeanor case progresses to court.
  • Assist with post-conviction matters, such as filing for an appeal or seeking expungement of a criminal record.

Contact Brave Law Center, P.C.

Facing a potential criminal conviction, no matter how minor, can be a scary and stressful experience for anyone. If contending with misdemeanors in Peoria IL or the surrounding communities, don’t delay in calling on experienced professionals to handle your case. Talk with the criminal defense attorneys at Brave Law Center, P.C. today. To request a reservation to discuss your case, call 309-685-7900 or fill out an online form. Brave Law Center, P.C. serves clients throughout Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Fulton, Mason, and Marshall counties.

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