Misdemeanor charges are among the most common category of criminal case filed in McHenry County. Punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine of $2,500, these are not to be taken lightly. It is worthwhile to hire an experienced defense attorney to reduce the impact that the charges could have on your future.

Misdemeanor Classifications 

  • Class C - fine up to $1,500 and / or a maximum of 30 days in jail
  • Class B - fine up to $1,500 and / or a maximum of 6 months in jail
  • Class A - fine up to $2,500 and / or a maximum of 1 year in jail 


The maxiimum penalties are harsh and a skilled attorney will know how to avoid them entirely. Each case is thoroughly reviewed and any defense based on unconstitutional searches and seizures, false  confessions, and insufficient evidence will be raised. 

A skileld attorney also will know when to negotiate a resolution. In many cases, an agreement can be reached where the case is ultimately dismissed, reduced to a lesser offense, or a sentencing alternative is reached. Evan E. Randall has the ability and experience to minimize the penalties for every case. Alternatives include conditional discharge, court supervision, or even one of the many deferral programs. 


Our legal process is one that has been proven over and over again to maximize the resolution of a misdemeanor case. It begins by working with the client to uncover the facts of the case, proceeds to the discovery phase where evidence is collected and witnesses are interviewed, and concludes either by agreement or following a trial. 

One of the most important sources of information is our client. They are the ones who know the most about the situation, surrounding circumstances and influences, and intimate details. By offering every person a free consultation, we are able to sit down and discuss every aspect of the case. We encourage client communication and their involvement in the legal process.


If you or someone you care about is facing misdemeanor charges in McHenry County, then you need to hire a local attorney with the knowledge, experience, and ability to guide you through the process. By working almost exclusively in McHenry County, Evan E. Randall has the local connections and knowledge specific to each courtroom, judge and prosecuting attorney.