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Felony Classifications in Illinois

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In Illinois, felonies come in 6 classifications: class 4, 3, 2, 1, X, & M (from least to most severe). While 4 -1 come with harsh sentences and fines, X comes with up to 30 years & a $25k fine & M (classification for murder) can come with a life sentence & $25k.

Much more serious than misdemeanor crimes, felony crime convictions in the state of Illinois are typically sentenced to mandatory minimum prison sentences of a year or more, large fines, and the possibility of the death penalty. Felony crimes are prosecuted heavily in the state of Illinois, no matter the degree of the charge. A prosecuting attorney will stop at nothing to seek the highest levels of punishment for men and women facing felony charges.

In the state of Illinois, felony crimes include charges such as:

  • Stalking
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Arson
  • Possession of cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc.
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Murder
  • Gun charges
  • Fraud

The first thing you should do after an arrest is call our Rockford felony defense attorneys at DeRango & Cain, LLC. Our team can help you conduct a thorough investigation of the details surrounding your charges and make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.

Arrested for a felony? Call our Rockford felony defense lawyers today at (815) 216-5911 so we can get started right away.

Penalties for Felony Charges in Illinois

Felonies charges carry some of the strictest penalties. There are several different felony classifications in Illinois. The type of felony you are charged with will determine what kind of penalties you could face.

Felony classifications include:

  • Class 4 – The least severe form of felony. Penalties may include a 1 to 3-year prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class 3 – Penalties may include a 2 to 5-year prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class 2 – Penalties may include a 3 to 7-year prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class 1 – Penalties may include a 4 to 15-year prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class X – The most severe form of felony in Illinois. Penalties may include a 6 to 30 year prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class M – The classification for murder charges. Penalties include a 20 to lifetime prison sentence and up to $25,000 in fines.

Our team will look at all possible avenues for your defense. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, we may be able to prove a case of mistaken identity, self-defense, or other issues that may be in your favor. Whenever possible, we will argue for a reduction of your charges or a complete dismissal, if possible.

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When you call us, you will speak with one of our felony defense attorneys in Rockford and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. The lawyer you speak with during your initial review will be your legal representative from start to finish; there’s no juggling. The details of your case will be kept highly confidential throughout the process. Don't wait to retain the legal help you need to protect your rights and future!

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Recent Case Results

  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Dismissal
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Not Guilty
  • Three Counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and Nine Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Not Guilty
  • First Degree Murder Not Guilty
  • First Degree Murder, Home Invasion, and Residential Burglary Not Guilty
  • Aggravated DUI Not Guilty
  • Reckless Homicide and Speeding Not Guilty
  • Criminal Sexual Assault Dismissal
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Not Guilty
  • Illegal Sale of Drugs Not Guilty

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