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Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys in Rockford

Aggressive Defense Strategies for All Types of Misdemeanor

Though misdemeanor crimes may seem insignificant compared to felonies, they should still be taken seriously and addressed with care. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you have a lot at stake. You could be hit with substantial fines and even jail time. A misdemeanor conviction will also remain on your criminal record and could make it difficult to get a job, obtain a loan, rent a home, or achieve other goals.

At DeRango & Cain, LLC, we represent people charged with all types of misdemeanor crimes. We understand the criminal justice system from the inside out and can use that knowledge to your benefit. Even amid the uncertainty of facing criminal charges, you can find peace of mind knowing our team is crafting your defense.

Contact us online or call (815) 216-5911 to schedule your free consultation.

Defining Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is any crime that is punishable by less than one year of jail time. Felonies, on the other hand, carry prisons terms of one year or more. Generally, misdemeanors are less severe in nature and in punishment than felonies.

Examples of misdemeanor crimes include:

  • First-offense DUI
  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Aggravated speeding
  • Littering
  • Prostitution
  • Petty theft
  • Certain drug crimes
  • Illegal possession of a firearm

Misdemeanor Penalties in Illinois

In Illinois, misdemeanor crimes are classified into three different categories: class A, class B, and class C. Each class carries its own maximum penalties.

Maximum penalties for misdemeanors include:

  • Class A Misdemeanor: Up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2500
  • Class B Misdemeanor: Up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1500
  • Class C Misdemeanor: Up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1500

In addition to fines and jail time, you could also be penalized with court supervision, conditional discharge – like community service – or probation.

Consult with DeRango & Cain, LLC

Whether you have been charged with a class A or a class C misdemeanor, you should take the matter seriously and arm yourself with a trusted misdemeanor defense attorney in Rockford. At DeRango & Cain, LLC, we fight tirelessly to protect the rights of the criminally accused. We would be happy to review your case and craft an effective defense strategy on your behalf.

Call (815) 216-5911 now to get started.

What We Offer

  • 100+ Years of Combined Experience
  • High Quality Legal Representation
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Why Hire Us?

Hiring the right team to help you achieve your legal goals is one of the most important decisions you can make. 

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