Criminal offenses in Illinois generally fit into three broad categories: Business and Petty Offenses, Misdemeanors, and Felonies. Misdemeanor sentences are less serious than Felonies.

Misdemeanor Sentences:
Class A – Up to a year in jail; Fine up to $2,500.
Class B – Up to 6 mo. in jail; Fine up to $1,500.
Class C – Up to 30 days in jail; Fine up to $1,500

Felony Sentences:

Class 1 – 4-15 years in state prison; Fine up to $25,000.
Class 2 – 3-7 years in state prison; Fine up to $25,000.
Class 3 – 2-5 years in state prison; Fine up to $25,000.
Class 4 – 1-3 years in state prison; Fine up to $25,000.

Class X – 6-30 years in state prison; Fine up to $25,000.

Murder 1st degree – 20-60 years in state prison or, life in prison.

Murder 2nd degree – 4-20 years in state prison.

Extended Term

Judges may extend the normal felony sentence if certain aggravating factors are present. Examples may include the use of a firearm during a crime or prior criminal offenses.

Where do I go from Here?

The information contained on this page contains only the most basic sentencing provisions.  For a detailed explanation of how criminal charges may affect you contact our office for a consultation today.

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