Edwardsville Attorney For Felony Charges
Felony charges often result in lifelong and life altering consequences. The attorneys at Swanson and Sackett have a proven record of minimizing the damages of felony cases, particularly in cases involving Domestic Violence, DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Use of Weapons charges.
One of the first questions our clients usually ask when faced with a felony charge is “what are the possible outcomes?” Below is a quick discussion of the types of felony charges in Illinois and the possible penalties. The maximum penalties are a general rule, subject to case specific factors and may be enhanced based on prior criminal history or the use of a weapon.
CLASS OF FELONY
A Class X Felony in Illinois is punishable by 6-30 years in the department of corrections. Class X felonies are typically not probationable, so it is incredibly important that you approach each case involving a Class X felony with the goal of getting the case dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense.
A Class 1 Felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the department of corrections and a fine of up to $25,000. Representative cases include criminal sexual assault, drug delivery, and drug possession, particularly possession of heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine.
A Class 2 Felony is punishable by 3-7 years in the department of corrections and a fine of up to $25,000. Representative cases include drug possession, drug delivery, certain DUI offenses, and burglary.
A Class 3 Felony is punishable by 2-5 years in the department of corrections and a fine of up to $25,000. Representative cases include drug possession, drug delivery, aggravated battery, theft, and certain DUI offenses.
A Class 4 Felony is the lowest form of felony in Illinois and is punishable by 1-3 years in the department of corrections and a fine of up to $25,000. Representative cases include Driving While License Revoked, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Assault, certain DUI offenses, Violation of an Order of Protection, and Domestic Battery.
There are always options when facing a felony charge and our attorneys have handled felony cases on both sides of the courtroom. We can craft a defense strategy for you that could mean the difference between probation or prison. Call us to discuss your options.
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Swanson & Sackett, P.C., can put your mind at ease by helping you understand your options. Please contact us to set up a consultation about your case. You can contact us online or give us a call at (618) 692-8225. We look forward to hearing from you.