A felony is a serious crime. In Illinois, a felony is generally a crime that can come with a prison sentence of one or more years. Common felony charges include: Murder, Drug Crimes, Weapon Offenses, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Assault & Battery, Theft, or even DUIs.
The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is mainly in the severity of the crime and the punishment. These differences affect: How much your case will cost How long your case will go on The amount of jail or prison time you face if found guilty The amount of fine you could receive if [...]
A felony conviction will prevent you from employment with the federal government, including the United States military. With a felony conviction you will be excluded from government aid, even if you’ve paid into those programs such as: Social Security and Unemployment, federal grants and loans, eligibility for Section 8 housing and food stamps. If you are a [...]
In Illinois, felonies are categorized into six classes which include: Class of Felony Punishment Class 1 Felony 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Class 2 Felony 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Class 3 Felony 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Class 4 Felony 1-3 years in the Illinois [...]