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Criminal

Criminal Felony

A felony offense is an offense for which a term of imprisonment in a penitentiary for one year or more may be provided. Fines for felony offenses may also be imposed which are limited to $25,000 or the amount specified in the offense, whichever is greater. Illinois has five classes of felonies:

  • Class 4; 1-3 years possible imprisonment
  • Class 3; 2-5 years possible imprisonment
  • Class 2; 3-7 years possible imprisonment
  • Class 1; 4-15 years possible imprisonment
  • Class X; 6-30 years possible imprisonment

Criminal Misdemeanor

A misdemeanor offense is an offense for which a sentence of imprisonment in a facility other than a penitentiary for less than one year may be imposed. Fines not to exceed $2,500 or the amount specified in the offense, whichever is greater, may also be imposed. Illinois has three classes of midemeanors:

  • Class A; up to one year in jail, up to two years of probation (formal supervision), and a fine up to $2,500.
  • Class B; up to six months in jail up to two years of probation, and a fine of up to $1,500.
  • Class C; up to 30 days in jail up to two years of probation, and a fine of up to $1,500.