While a misdemeanor offense is usually is not as serious as a felony charge, it can still have drastic and severe consequences for you or a loved one. In Missouri and Illinois, many offenses can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense. Misdemeanors can either be prosecuted in state court or municipal court. If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, do not make the mistake of thinking it is not serious. At Henderson Law Group, our St. Louis misdemeanor lawyers will fight to mitigate the consequences a misdemeanor charge can have on you.
The biggest difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the maximum length of incarceration and amount of the fine a person can be sentenced to. For a misdemeanor offense, the range of incarceration can be from 15 days to 1 year in the county or city jail along with a fine ranging from $500 to $2,000. A felony offense allows for much higher fines and a longer incarceration period. If you are facing a misdemeanor, any punishment can be too much as it can have a drastic impact on your job, your relationship, or even your license to drive.
When you or a loved one is charged with a misdemeanor offense, it is imperative that you seek out an experienced and aggressive St. Louis misdemeanor lawyer for zealous representation. At Henderson Law Group, our legal team has defended thousands of individuals facing a wide variety of misdemeanor offenses. Additionally, we have obtained numerous dismissals and not-guilty verdicts on misdemeanor offenses. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you with your situation.