Misdemeanor & Felony Penalties in IL

The following represents the range of penalties that you could be sentenced to. The list starts with the lowest offense of Class C misdemeanor and progresses all the way up to a Class X felony. Misdemeanors could result in county jail while Felonies could result in a sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections (prison).

 

Class C misdemeanor (Examples: Disorderly Conduct, possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis):

  • Up to 30 days in the county jail
  • Fines up to $1,500
  • Court supervision, conditional discharge or probation up to 24 months

Class B misdemeanor (Examples: Criminal Trespass, possession of between 2.5 and 10 grams of cannabis):

  • Up to six months in county jail
  • Fines up to $2,500
  • Court supervision, conditional discharge or probation up to 24 months

Class A misdemeanor (Examples: DUI, Retail Theft Under $300 if no priors):

  • Up to 364 days in the county jail
  • Fines up to $2,500
  • Court supervision, conditional discharge or probation up to 24 months

Class 4 felony (Example: Retail Theft under 300 with prior theft conviction):

  • Between 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Between 3-6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if you are extended term eligible (previous Class 4 or greater within past 10 years)
  • Probation or conditional discharge up to 30 months
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Mandatory Supervised Release (MSR / parole) of 1 year

Class 3 felony (Example: Theft over $500):

  • Between 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Between 5-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if you are extended term eligible (previous Class 3 or greater within past 10 years)
  • Probation or conditional discharge up to 48 months
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • MSR 1 year

Class 2 felony (Examples: Aggravated DUI, Theft over $10,000):

  • Between 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Between 7-14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if you are extended term eligible (previous Class 2 or greater within past 10 years)
  • Probation or conditional discharge up to 48 months
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • MSR 2 years

Class 1 felony:

  • Between 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Between 15-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if you are extended term eligible (previous Class 1 or greater within past 10 years)
  • Probation or conditional discharge up to 48 months
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • MSR 2 years

Class X felony:

  • Between 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Between 30-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if you are extended term eligible (previous Class X or greater within past 10 years)
  • Probation not available sentence, mandatory prison if convicted
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • MSR 3 years

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