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Todd Projansky | Local Criminal Defense Lawyer

Todd Projansky is a local criminial defense Attorney. As a local lawyer serving the Chicago area for over 20 years, Todd Projansky provides criminal defense legal services in the circuit courts of Cook County, Lake County, Dupage County, Will County, Kane County and McHenry County. His experience and familiarity with local county judicial staff make him the best choice when selecting an attorney to represent you with any criminal charges you might be facing.

The Criminal Division of the judicial system hears criminal actions and prosecutions, of misdemeanors and felonies commenced by indictment or information. The Criminal Division also hears criminal actions and proceedings concerning habeas corpus and extradition in criminal matters and petitions to expunge records of arrest.

We represent clients facing Misdemeanor Charges:

Illinois has three classes of misdemeanor crimes, Class A, Class B, and Class C. Below is a list of middemeanor charges, of which we have defended past clients against within the State of Illinois.

  1. Class A Misdemeanors:  Assault, Battery & violation of domestic protective orders
  2. Class B Misdemeanors:  Cannabis Possession (more than 10g but less than 30g) ,Cyberbullying & Litering.
  3. Class C Misdemeanors:   Simple Assault, Illigal Storage of a Firearm & Disorderly Conduct

Though misdemeanor charges are not as serious as felony charges, convictions of a misdemeanor can still have consequences. Consequences for convictions could result in jail time, and could lead to loss of your job.

Potential Consequences for Misdemeanor Charges in the State of Illinois:

  • Class A Misdemeanor:  Up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2500
  • Class B Misdemeanor:  Up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1500
  • Class C Misdemeanor:  Up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1500

We represent clients facing Felony Charges:

The state of Illinois has 5 classifications of felonies. Classes one through four (one being more serious) and Class X, which is reserved for the most serious crime: first-degree murder. 

Below is a list of felony charges, of which we have defended past clients (or are capable of representing clients) who are charged within the State of Illinois:

Class 4 Felonies

  • Aggravated DUI
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Possession of More han 100 grams of Cannabis
  • Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

Class 3 Felonies

  • Aggravated Battery,
  • Aggravated Identity Theft Below $300
  • Forgery
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Between 20 to 50 Cannabis Plants
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Theft $500 and Under

Class 2 Felonies 

  • Aggravated Battery of a Senior Citizen, or of an Unborn Child
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery
  • Aggravated Identity Theft Over $300
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Delivery and Manufacture of Cannabis Over 500 grams
  • Delivery of Less Than 5 grams of Methamphetamine
  • Identity Theft over $2,000
  • Kidnapping
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of More than 15 grams of Methamphetamine
  • Robbery
  • Theft Over $500

 Class 1 Felonies

  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
  • Aggravated Identity Theft Exceeding $10,000 in Value
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Delivery and Manufacturer of Over 2000 grams of Cannabis
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of More Than 200 Cannabis Plants
  • Possession of Over 5000 grams of Cannabis
  • Residential Burglary
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Vehicular Hijacking

 Class X Felonies

  • First-Degree Murder

Potential Consequences for Felony Charges in the State of Illinois:

  • Class 4 Felonies:  1-3 years possible imprisonment fines up to $25,000
  • Class 3 Felonies: 2-5 years possible imprisonment fines up to $25,000
  • Class 2 Felonies: 3-7 years possible imprisonment fines up to $25,000
  • Class 1 Felonies: 4-15 years possible imprisonment fines up to $25,000
  • Class X Felonies:  6-30 years possible imprisonment fines up to $25,000

If you have a misdemeanor or felony criminal charges pending against you, or are in need of professional legal representation: do not select a large Law Firm that will treat you like a number, contact Todd Projansky who is Local "Criminal Attorney at Law" for a free consultation today!