What is a Class 2 Felony:
Felony offenses are classified by the amount of punishment that a person can receive if convicted. A Class 2 felony is not an offense unto itself; nobody gets charged with a class two felony. A person gets charged with a crime, say Theft, and the Theft case is a felony that falls under Class 2 sentencing.
What is the Sentencing Range for a Class 2 Felony:
A person charged with a Class Two felony can get probation. However, if probation is not part of the sentence, a sentence of prison would occur. Prison time would be from 2 to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Although prison time is available, it does not have to happen.
How to Receive a Sentence of Probation rather than Prison Time:
The Illinois Revised States sets forth factors that a sentencing judge must consider when imposing a sentence. Here is a list of some of the factors:
A complete list of all of the factors both in mitigation and aggravations is located HERE.