Traffic Offenses & Misdemeanors

You may or may not be aware that each traffic citation or offense results in a point or points against your driving record. If you accumulate too many points within a certain time frame, your license is in danger or suspension or revocation. A few examples of actions that can result in driving points include:

  • Speeding, especially if by a significant amount
  • Repeated parking and other non-moving violations
  • Hit-and-run incidents
  • DUI
  • Reckless driving


If convicted of any of these actions, you could face time in jail, fines of over $1,000, and license suspension. You will also be required to show up to administrative hearing and expect to defend your driving record and reputation. Having an experienced traffic misdemeanors attorney by your side will significantly help your case and is oftentimes the only way to avoid some of the worst penalties.

Criminal Charges & Misdemeanors

If you are facing a criminal misdemeanor, it is crucial that you secure the help of a reputable and accomplished criminal defense lawyer right away. Depending on your alleged crime and the circumstances surrounding it, you could be charged with a Class A, B, or C misdemeanor, with A being the most serious and C the least. The penalties for a Class A misdemeanor include a fine of up to $2,500 and up to one year in jail. Convictions on your record have the potential to make housing and employment options difficult, not to mention the challenges of social stigma.
Get the Defense You Deserve

Whether you are grappling with traffic or criminal charges, you owe it to yourself and your family to secure successful criminal defense. Attorney Richard Claahsen has been practicing law for over 20 years and knows the best ways to represent his clients in court. He will assess all available evidence, look for holes in police testimony or identify departures from policy, and lean on legal precedents in your favor. Simply put, he is an attorney you can trust who will provide counsel with integrity.

The Law Office of Richard C. Claahsen provides effective and aggressive defense for traffic and criminal misdemeanors in Yorkville, Oswego, and Sugar Grove. Contact our firm today at (630) 553-1234 to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Dedicated Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors Attorney Protecting the Rights of Yorkville Clients

Though it is true that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they still show up on your criminal record and carry unpleasant punishments. The Law Office of Richard C. Claahsen represents people in Illinois facing misdemeanors for both traffic and criminal offenses. If you are in need of an aggressive and effective criminal defense lawyer, attorney Richard Claahsen is ready to go to bat on your behalf.

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