What is a Class 3 Felony?
A Class 3 felony is a crime that is punishable from probation to a prison sentence.
What is the range of a prison sentence?
A prison sentence on a Class 3 felony ranges from 2 to 7 years. However, if the person is extended range eligible the sentence is from 4 to 14 years.
What does Extended Range Eligible Mean?
Extended range eligible means that the person has been previously convicted of a felony. Therefore, the prison sentence available to the judge doubles.
How Long does it take to Complete a Felony Case?
A felony case is a very serious case. It can forever change your life. Both in terms of your freedom as well as employment opportunities. Therefore, proper time must be give to ensure the best possible result. Generally, when dealing with a felony case the first step is to obtain all of the State’s evidence. This is known as “Discovery.” Discovery includes the police reports, witness statements, video (it a video exists) and other evidence. Once the defense obtains this evidence and it is reviewed, a plan going forward can be made.
How do you have a Class 3 Felony Charge Reduced?
The decision to reduce a charge is up to the State’s Attorney. It is not up to the judge. The State has filed the charges and only the State can decide to either drop the charges or reduce the charges. The only purpose of the judge is to be a referee. The judge will make sure the case is moving along and that each party (State and Defense) are doing what they are required to do. Furthermore, the judge will guide the proceeding. Finally, if there is a Bench Trial, (where the judge decides guilt) the judge will listen to the evidence and make a decision.
You can discuss your case for free and no future obligation with Attorney Young. The consultation will be private and can be by telephone or in-person.
To review your case call (708) 410-0090.