Have you been arrested for a Class 4 Felony in Chicago? If so, you should understand the potential consequences of a conviction in your criminal case. A Class 4 Felony is the least serious felony offense in Illinois, but still carries the possibility of life-altering punishments. You can limit the negative consequences of your Class 4 Felony arrest by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case. Call the Kostopoulos Law Group today at 630-283-8024 to learn about how we can help to get the Class 4 Felony charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Class 4 Felony Offenses in Illinois
In Illinois, many crimes can be charged as a Class 4 Felony. Some of these crimes are explicitly listed as a Class 4 Felony, while others are less serious crimes that can be aggravated under certain circumstances. In either case, a conviction for a Class 4 Felony will impose significant penalties. Class 4 Felony offenses in Chicago include:
- Aggravated assault;
- Retail theft of more than $500;
- Possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana;
- DUI; and
- First-time weapons offenses.
Criminal Sentence for a Class 4 Felony
Imprisonment and Fines
A conviction for a Class 4 Felony in Chicago can result in a criminal sentence of 1-3 years in an Illinois state prison and fines of up to $25,000. If your Class 4 Felony offense involved any aggravating factors, such as an elderly victim or hateful motivation, the punishment can be extended. An extended Class 4 Felony offense carries a possible sentence of 3-6 years in prison.
Alternative Sentencing Options
In some cases, your attorney may be able to negotiate alternative sentencing options in your Class 4 Felony case. These alternative options reduce the harshness of your criminal penalty and can help to rehabilitate criminal offenders. Alternative sentencing options for a Class 4 Felony include probation, conditional discharge, periodic imprisonment for up to 18 months, boot camp/impact incarceration for defendants between the ages of 18 and 35, and fines.
Have you or someone you know been charged with a Class 4 Felony? If so, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney to handle your case. A conviction for a Class 4 Felony can have serious criminal and noncriminal consequences. Once you have completed your criminal sentence you will still be faced with a future burdened by a criminal record. This will make it difficult to live a normal life. Call the Kostopoulos Law Group today to learn about how we can help you avoid these (and other) consequences in your Class 4 Felony case.