Are you currently facing criminal charges for a Class 3 Felony? It is important to understand that a conviction for a Class 3 Felony offense can have serious criminal consequences. Hiring an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney will increase your chances of getting the best possible outcome in your criminal case. Contact the Kostopoulos Law Group for more information about how we can help you fight the Class 3 Felony charges you face in Chicago.
Class 3 Felony Offenses in Chicago
While a Class 3 Felony is not the most dangerous or serious crime in Illinois, a conviction can still result in devastating and life-changing penalties. Many crimes can be charged as a Class 3 Felony in Chicago, including:
- Aggravated battery;
- Theft of property exceeding $300;
- Disorderly conduct; and
- Possession of more than 500 grams of marijuana.
Criminal Sentence for a Class 1 Felony
Imprisonment and Fines
If you are convicted of a Class 3 Felony in Chicago you can be sentenced to between 2 and 5 years in an Illinois state prison and fines of up to $25,000. If your Class 3 Felony offense involved aggravating factors your sentence could be extended. An extended term Class 3 Felony is punishable by between 5 and 10 years in prison. Aggravating factors that could result in an extended term Class 3 Felony include the use of a firearm or fact that your victim was elderly.
Alternative Sentencing Options
Judges may have the discretion to impose alternative sentencing options in certain Class 3 Felony cases. These options are less harsh and can help to rehabilitate convicted felons who may not necessarily benefit from traditional punishment. Alternative sentencing options for a Class 3 Felony include probation of up to 30 months, conditional discharge, periodic imprisonment for up to 18 months, impact incarceration for defendants between the ages of 18 and 35, and fines.
Are you facing criminal charges for a Class 3 Felony in Chicago? Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help to limit the harshness of the criminal sentence that is imposed in your case. We have more than 30 years of combined legal experience and know how to negotiate with prosecutors. We have the experience, passion, and resources that are required to achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case. Contact our Chicago criminal defense lawyers today to set up a free consultation. We will review your case and explain how we can help to limit the likelihood of a harsh criminal sentence.