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What is the penalty for a Class 4 Felony in Illinois?


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July 28, 2014 2:34PM

730 ILCS 5/5-8-1 provides that the term of incarceration for a Class 4 felony is ordinarily between one and three years. 730 ILCS 5/5-9-1ordinarily provides for fines of up to $25,000 for felonies, except that corporations may normally be fined up to $50,000. Ashley and Humble (December 2005) indicate, "Only a small proportion of those convicted of a Class 4 felony are sentenced to prison." This is presumably due to offenders receiving suspended prison sentences and avoiding actual prison sentences through completion of terms of probation.