What is a Class 4 Felony:
A Class 4 felony is a classification of a type of crime. Although a Class 4 felony is the least serious of all felony charges, it still is a very serious charge.
Felony charges (from most serious to least) are: Class X, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4. The level below a Class 4 felony is a Class A Misdemeanor.
Most Common Crimes that are Charged as Class 4 Felonies:
Driving on a Revoked Driver’s License
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Although there are many crimes that are classified as Class 4 felonies, the list above simply contains the most common charges.
What are the possible Sentences?
Sentencing ranges from probation to 1 to 4 years of prison. Typically, an individual charged with a Class 4 felony will receive a sentence of probation. However, to obtain a probation sentence, you will have to be represented by an attorney. Then, the judge will sentence you according to the sentencing guidelines set forth by the Illinois Revised Statutes. A complete list of the factors both in mitigation and aggravation are available HERE.
Violation of Your Probation:
If you receive a sentence of probation, your job is to complete the sentence and the terms. However, should you violate the sentence, the probation officer will file a violation against you. Moreover, if the probation violation is proven, the judge will re-sentence you according to the original sentencing range. Although the judge can re-sentence you to jail, the judge can also simply keep you on probation and either extend the term or add conditions. But if the judge does not want to give you another chance on probation, a 1 to 4 year prison sentence is available.
More Information on Probation Violations are located HERE.
To discuss your case directly and confidental with Attorney Young, call: (708) 410-0090.