Geneva, Illinois Criminal Law and Traffic Law Firm
Kane County Criminal Law and Traffic Attorneys Providing Vigorous Defense
Criminal legal issues, which include traffic concerns, can range from minor issues to major concerns that impact numerous aspects of your life. At Serrano Hanson, we provide representation on many common criminal law and traffic issues for our clients throughout Illinois. When you need someone to look out for your interests at this challenging time in your life, you can rely on the legal team at our firm to help you find the best solution for your concerns.
Misdemeanors and Felonies
In general, Illinois criminal law is divided into three categories: petty offenses, misdemeanors and felonies. Petty offenses are only punishable by a fine.Misdemeanors are the crimes that are considered less serious. As such, the penalties one faces upon conviction of a misdemeanor are less severe than those one would face when convicted of a felony. In general, misdemeanors may result in a jail sentence of no more than one year, while felony convictions result in serious sentences of over a year in the Illinois Department of Corrections (prison). Common misdemeanors include:
- Domestic Battery;
- Criminal Trespass; and
In general, a conviction for a felony charge will result in a sentence of more than one year to be served in the state prison. However, there can be some exceptions, depending on the specific crime, circumstances, and/or the individual's previous criminal record.
Traffic issues can be as simple and straightforward as a fine for a parking ticket or much more complex, involving license suspensions or even revocation and jail time. When you find yourself facinga traffic-related legal issue, hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney from Serrano Hanson will ensure that the situation is handled promptly, efficiently, and in your best interest. Our attorneys have years of experience in traffic courts, ensuring that they can offer you an in-depth understanding as well as comprehensive, practical, and timely advice. Do not let a minor issue become a major headache – hire a traffic attorney you can trust.
Whether you need a lawyer for a criminal concern or a traffic related one, we can help. Contact us today at 630-844-8781630-844-8781 to schedule a free consultation. We know that this is a challenging and potentially overwhelming juncture in your life; we can help you understand your options, understand the potential penalties you may face, and decide on the best course of action for your unique situation. At Serrano Hanson, we provide representation to defendants facing criminal charges and traffic issues throughout Kendal, DeKalb, Kane, and DuPage Counties including Batavia, St. Charles, South Elgin, and Campton Hills.