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If I was charged with a felony, but received a Class A Misdemeanor, how am I labeled?

If I was arrested for a Felony Battery charge, and after all court hearings have been completed for the case, I was charged with Class A misdemeanor instead, how would I be labeled? Does this mean I have a felony or a misdemeanor?

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    Vincent C. Machroli | Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    High Point Plaza
    Hillside, IL 60162-1949
    (708) 449-7400
    Sounds like your charge was amended down to a misdemeanor. But you should schedule a consultation ASAP with an experienced criminal defense attorney. He/she would need to discuss this matter with you in greater detail, & ask you many questions, in order to give you the proper legal advice you seek (& possibly a quote to represent you, such as for possibly an attempted expungement).
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/14/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    It matters when the case is resolved. Right now, you have the misdemeanor. If convicted of the misdemeanor, you would have a criminal record for the misdemeanor. If the case is dismissed, you may get the arrest record completely erased from your record, so you would not be a convicted felon or misdemeanant. You would have to file a Petition to Expunge the record, of course.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/9/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    It is not how you are charged, it is how the case is resolved. You never indicated what the final disposition was.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 4/9/2013
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