Peoria Misdemeanors Attorneys

Misdemeanor Services: Bush, Neiner & Associates, P.C.

Bush, Neiner and Associates, P.C. can help you with any misdemeanor charges

Some common examples of misdemeanors are Domestic Battery, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Illegal consumption of alcohol, Battery, Assault, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct and Theft.

A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that can be punished by fines and jail, not prison. There are three classes of misdemeanors.

  • Class A: Punishable by up to 364 days in a county jail and $2500 in fines
  • Class B: Punishable by up to 180 days in a county jail and $1500 in fines
  • Class C: Punishable by up to 30 days in a county jail and $1500 in fines

There is also the possibility of Court Supervision, conditional discharge, and probation as well as a straight conviction. Sentences can involve Public Service Work, Work Release, stayed jail time, treatment for anger, psychological, substance or alcohol abuse, as well as countless others.

Your prior record can also be a big influence. Many misdemeanor offenses can be elevated to felony level offenses based on a prior record.

What can a lawyer do for me?

We can enter our appearance, and go with you to all of your court dates. We will request all the police reports and evidence in your case and review that with you. We will receive offers from the State and negotiate on your behalf. We will give you legal advice based on our education, training and experience based on the customs of each county and courtroom. We will evaluate your case to determine if there are any constitutional issues or grounds to being a motion to suppress evidence.  We can interview witnesses and go to trial or conduct a hearing on your behalf.  Most importantly we will keep you informed and let you make the decisions that affect your life.

Why do I need an attorney??

Any time you are arrested or given a notice to appear in court there is a criminal record created that anyone in the public can view.  A misdemeanor arrest even with court supervision never comes off your record.  You will want to protect your rights and interests from the start because these charges can affect employment and other areas of your life years later.

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