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Joliet - Will County, Illinois Felony / Misdemeanor  Lawyer


If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony crime, you need immediate legal representation. Regardless of the severity of the charge, you need an attorney with experience in taking criminal cases to trial.


At The Law Firm of Rick Muñoz, we are not quick to plea bargain for a lesser sentence. Attorney Muñoz — prides himself on being a TRUE courtroom trial attorney. He has represented Illinois residents in several jury trials and hundreds of bench trials before a judge.


Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Attorney and Felony Trial Lawyer


The differences between a felony and misdemeanor are based on the severity of the crime, the consequences of a conviction, and how and where a sentence is served. Our attorneys understand the life-changing severity of a criminal sentence and provide personalized service and aggressive advocacy.


Our felony and misdemeanor criminal defense practice includes the following:



The Consequences of a Felony Conviction

Felonies can fall into five categories with only murder differing from the class sentences. A class 4 felony is the least severe and can result in one to three years in the state penitentiary and/or fines up to 25,000. A class X felony conviction has more serious ramifications. Sentences range from six to 30 years in a state penitentiary and/or fines of up to 25,000.


The Range of Punishments for a Misdemeanor Conviction

Misdemeanors are separated into three areas. A class A misdemeanor results in up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Class B misdemeanor convictions could result in up to six months in jail and/or fines of up to $1,500. Class C carries the same fines, but jail sentences of up to 30 days.


Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Joliet criminal defense attorney, please contact our Joliet office or email us. Se Habla Español.

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