Chicago Misdemeanor Lawyer Purav Bhatt

Misdemeanor charges in Illinois are categorized into 3 different classes: Class A, Class B and Class C.

The Three Classes

Class A misdemeanors carry with them a possible sentence of up to 364 days in the county jail and a possible fine of up to $2500. Some class A misdemeanor charges include: battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3,marijuana possession between 10-30 grams 720 ILCS 550/4(c), driving under the influence (DUI) 625 ILCS 5/11-501, domestic battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2 and retail theft/shoplifting 720 ILCS 5/16-A(3) to name a few.

Class B misdemeanors carry with them a possible sentence of up to 180 days in the county jail and a possible fine of up to $1500. Some class B misdemeanor charges include: Criminal Trespass to Land 720 ILCS 5/21-3, Possession of Marijuana between 2.5-10 grams 720 ILCS 550/4(b) and Telephone Harassment 720 ILCS 135/1-1 to name a few. Class B misdemeanors are not often charged. Most misdemeanor charges are usually Class A or Class C charges.

Class C misdemeanors carry with them a possible sentence of up to 30 days in the county jail and a possible fine of up to $1500. Some class C misdemeanors include: assault and possession of marijuana under 2.5 grams.

If you have been charged with a class A, class B, or class C misdemeanor, having strong legal representation is important. Purav Bhatt is a criminal defense attorney serving Cook, Dupage and Lake counties.

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