Criminal Law & DUI
There are hundreds of activities that state of Illinois deems criminal offenses, ranging from violent actions to minor disturbances. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes that are often victimless, involve only slight injury, or are otherwise immoral or offensive to society in general.
While they may seem minor, it is always a good idea to consult a knowledgeable attorney in central Illinois. The penalties are not as severe as those for felony offenses in Illinois, but misdemeanors do carry the threat of incarceration, large fines, weekly reporting, frequent drug testing, community services, and classes.
In addition, misdemeanor convictions can affect your employment, your family, and your rights. You may not be inclined to take a misdemeanor seriously simply because it isn’t accompanied by a particularly long period of incarceration or because you have received a favorable sentence in the past from a judge. However, each case is different, and many factors affect the outcome of your case, such as the quality of your attorney, who the prosecutor and judge are, how adamant any complainants are about punishment, your criminal history, and any mitigating arguments or evidence. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you need Bradshaw Law on your side.