Criminal Defense
Criminal Damage to Property charges in Lake, Cook, or McHenr County? Contact Harter & Schottland Today!


A crime involving property damage is classified as a misdemeanor when the value of the property taken or damaged is under $300. Being charged with a misdemeanor stemming from Criminal Damage to Property is a serious matter. Although a Criminal Damage to Property misdemeanor in Illinois is a lesser crime than a felony, no criminal charge should be taken lightly. Criminal Damage to Property misdemeanor convictions on your record can also affect your employment and other aspects of your life. If you already have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, the sentence for a subsequent offense will likely be more severe. That is why it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding any Criminal Damage to Property misdemeanor charges in Illinois.


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At Harter & Schottland, our attorneys have successfully defended clients against criminal damage to property misdemeanor charges.


In Illinois, misdemeanor offenses are grouped by classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a year in county jail, $2,500 in fines or both; Class B misdemeanors can be punished by a sentence of six months in jail and $1,500; Class C misdemeanors by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.


We don't just hold your hand and plead you guilty. We fight the charge. 


If you have been charged with a Criminal Damage to Property misdemeanor, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for authoritative legal advice and effective representation. We offer a free case evaluation to advise you of your rights and options. Our attorneys will fight to win your case, protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences both today and in the future.


Concerned about the effect of a Criminal Damage to Property misdemeanor on your record? Contact us about record expungement.


From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois, including the communities of Lake Bluff, Vernon Hills, Highland Park, North Chicago and Spring Grove.