DuPage County Felony Defense Lawyer
All crimes are classified according to the penalties that may be enforced if a defendant is convicted. A felony is the most serious designation of crime, and a defendant may face anywhere from one year to life in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The death penalty may also be a possibility, though a bill was recently presented to Governor Pat Quinn after being passed by the Illinois Senate that would repeal the death penalty in our state.
Because the consequences of a felony conviction are so serious, it is all the more important that you immediately discuss your options with an experienced criminal defense attorney. A DuPage County criminal lawyer at our law offices can offer you insight into your unique case to help you make the right decisions about what to do at this point. Because we are former prosecutors and are also experienced criminal defense attorneys, we understand both sides of these criminal proceedings and can offer invaluable guidance.
What is a felony and what penalties may I face if convicted?
There are numerous criminal offenses that may be classified as felonies in DuPage County. Some of these include, but are not limited to: murder, attempted murder,
assault, aggravated battery,
drug trafficking, kidnapping, failure to register as a
sex offender, child pornography, armed robbery, burglary, hate crimes, unlawful possession of a
firearm and many more. Felony offenses may be punished as follows, though the specific sentence will vary depending on the unique circumstances of the case:
- Class X Felony - 6 to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
- Class 1 Felony - 4 to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
- Class 2 Felony - 3 to 7 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
- Class 3 Felony - 2 to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
- Class 4 Felony - 1 to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving DuPage County
Our team of attorneys has the experience and resources to handle any type of felony offense in state or federal court. To find out how we can handle your case and seek the best possible result on your behalf, contact a
DuPage County felony defense attorney
at our offices for your free, confidential consultation.