If you’re like many people facing Class 2 felony charges, you’re probably wondering about what kind of sentence a judge could pass down in your case. Here’s what you need to know.
What is the Sentence for a Class 2 Felony in Illinois?
In Illinois, a Class 2 felony is punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison. The judge in your case could also sentence you to pay up to $25,000 in fines.
What Are Some Class 2 Felony Charges?
Felonies are serious offenses – they’re crimes that could get you sent to prison (not jail, and there’s a big difference between the two). Some of the most common include:
- Aggravated criminal sexual abuse
- Aggravated domestic battery
- Delivery of cannabis (in a certain amount)
- Some drug charges
- Theft over $500
- Possession of a stolen firearm
This isn’t a complete list, either – there are many more crimes that count as Class 2 felonies in the state of Illinois.
What Should You Do if You’re Accused of a Class 2 Felony?
If you’re accused of a Class 2 felony, you have the right to talk to an attorney and hire a lawyer to represent you in your case. You do not have to hire an attorney (and if you can’t hire one because you can’t afford it, the court will appoint one for you). However, it can be incredibly helpful to have a knowledgeable professional fighting for their rights. Working with someone who understands Illinois laws and how to fight to preserve your rights in court can mean the difference between your freedom and a long prison sentence.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About a Class 2 Felony in Illinois?
If you’ve been accused of a Class 2 felony or any other crime – even a misdemeanor that you may not think is serious – we may be able to help you. Let’s talk. Call us at 847-920-4540 for a totally free case review. We can answer your questions, tell you about possible consequences if you’re convicted, and start building a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.