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Chicago Felony Attorney

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At the Law Office of Steven Fine, we understand how significant the consequences can be when facing felony criminal charges. Not only will a felony conviction result in severe fines and an extended prison sentence, but cause substantial damage to your reputation. Since these are difficult obstacles to overcome, it is crucial that you have our experienced legal team by your side in order to protect your rights.

With over two decades of legal experience, our Chicago felony defense lawyer possesses the comprehensive knowledge to properly navigate you through the legal system and provide conducive guidance in order to attain the justice you deserve. Don’t let a felony derail your life and seek help from us.

What is a Felony?

In Illinois, felonies are the type of crimes which are punishable by a term of one year or more in state prison or by the death penalty. On the other hand, misdemeanors (considered less serious crimes) are punishable by less than a year in county jail. Murder is punishable by the death penalty, life imprisonment, or a prison term of four to 100 years.

Felony Classifications

Illinois law includes the following five felony classifications:

Class X Felony

  • Prison sentence: six to 30 years
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Examples: aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery of a child, and armed robbery

Class 1 Felony

Class 2 Felony

  • Prison sentence: three to seven years
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Examples: arson, aggravated battery of police officer, drug possession of 2000 grams of marijuana, and theft of $2,000 to $10,000

Class 3 Felony

  • Prison sentence: two to five years
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Examples: forgery and retail theft over $300

Class 4 Felony

  • Prison sentence: minimum of one year
  • Examples: DUI, stalking, drug possession of 30 grams of marijuana

Have Our Attorney on Your Side

Attorney Steven H. Fine has the advantage of legal insight and understanding how a felony case is presented and investigated. With a successful track record under his belt, you can depend on our Chicago felony defense attorney to get your life back on track.

Call (312) 436-0638 for a free consultation today!

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