Have you been arrested for a crime in Chicago that is classified as a Class 2 Felony? If so, contact the Kostopoulos Law Group today to learn about the potential criminal consequences of a conviction in your case. A Class 2 Felony is not considered the most serious felony offense but does carry the possibility of life-changing penalties. Chicago criminal defense lawyer Gus Kostopoulos can help to get the charges you face reduced to offenses that are less serious. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your Class 2 Felony criminal case.
Class 2 Felony Offenses in Chicago
Many crimes in Illinois can be charged as a Class 2 Felony. Some of these crimes are explicitly defined as a Class 2 Felony, while others can be charged as a Class 2 Felony if aggravating factors are present.
Examples of Class 2 Felony offenses in Chicago include, but are not limited to:
- Theft of property exceeding $2,000;
- Receiving stolen property;
- Possession of limited quantities of illicit drugs; and
- Aggravated battery of a police officer.
Criminal Sentence for a Class 2 Felony
Imprisonment and Fines
In Illinois, a Class 2 Felony is punishable by 3 and 7 years in an Illinois state prison and fines of up to $25,000. If aggravating factors are present in your case the penalties for your Class 2 Felony offense can be extended. Aggravating factors may include the fact that your crime was racially motivated or that you used a firearm to commit the crime. An extended term Class 2 Felony is punishable by 4 to 14 years in an Illinois state prison.
Alternative Sentencing Options
Illinois law permits a judge to impose alternative sentencing options in certain cases. This can reduce the severity of the penalty that is imposed following a conviction. Alternative sentencing for a Class 2 Felony can include terms of probation of up to 4 years, conditional discharge, periodic imprisonment for 18 to 30 months, impact incarceration/boot camp for offenders between the ages of 18 and 35, and fines.
Have you been arrested for a Class 2 Felony offense in Chicago? If so, contact the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at the Kostopoulos Law Group today. We can help to limit the negative consequences of your arrest and will fight to get the Class 2 Felony charges against you reduced or dismissed. Call us today to set up a free consultation.