While a misdemeanor violation may not seem serious, any conviction marring your record could have far reaching consequences on your future. Attempting to resolve a case on your own without a full understanding of the law could subject you to unexpected penalties.

Attorney Robert Carter has been navigating the criminal courtrooms in Central Illinois for numerous years, and is familiar with the way the prosecution will build their case against you. After a complete review of the evidence in the prosecuting attorney’s possession, we will construct a plan for the best manner of defending your case.

All of the evidence pertinent to your case will be reviewed with you, and Attorney Robert Carter will advise you based on his education, training and experience. Criminal Defense Attorneys have the ability to retain expert witnesses if needed to review any scientific evidence, or retain private investigators to interview witnesses or gather further information for your case. Defense Attorneys also have the power to subpoena witnesses to secure their appearance for testimony on your behalf at trial.

After investigating the facts of your case, The Law Office of Robert J. Carter will determine the best course of action for aggressively defending your case. Your options for defending your case will be thoroughly explained so you stay fully informed and feel comfortable in proceeding with your defense.

The typical sentencing range on misdemeanor crimes is as follows:

  • Class A: up to 364 days in the county jail
  • Class B: up to 6 months in jail
  • Class C: up to 30 days in jail

In many cases, there are ways to keep a conviction from permanently entering on your record and ways to avoid spending time in the county jail. An experienced attorney can give you the peace of mind that you are receiving a fair and just disposition in your case.

Call The Law Office of Robert J. Carter immediately for a free consultation if you have been arrested or are being investigated for any misdemeanor offense in Bloomington-Normal or Central Illinois. Evening and weekend consultations are available if necessary. Securing an aggressive defense is necessary for protecting your reputation and record.