Illinois Felony Crimes Attorney
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Charles and Naperville
A felony is the most serious of crimes. Felony convictions result in severe penalties that can have lasting effects on your life. With your freedom and future on the line, it is important to contact a lawyer experienced in felony defense as soon as possible. At Donahue & Sowa, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in defending felony charges and will aggressively defend your rights. If you are facing a felony charge or have been convicted of a felony in Illinois, contact us today for a free initial consultation on your specific situation.
A felony conviction can lead to serious implications. The penalties for a felony conviction vary depending upon the severity of the felony as designated by class. Additional imprisonment, known as an extended term, may be added if certain aggravating factors are present. The State of Illinois sets forth the penalties for felonies as follows:
- First Degree Murder: Death penalty, life imprisonment, or imprisonment of four to 100 years
- Class X Felony: Six to 30 years imprisonment, with extended term of 30 to 60 years
- Class 1 Felony: Four to 15 years imprisonment, with extended term of 15 to 30 years
- Class 2 Felony: Three to seven years imprisonment with extended term of seven to 14 years
- Class 3 Felony: Two to five years imprisonment with extended term of five to 10 years
- Class 4 Felony: One to three years imprisonment with extended term of three to six years
In addition to imprisonment, penalties for felonies may include fines up to $25,000 and restitution to the victim (730 ILCS 5).
The consequences of a felony conviction can change your life forever and impact not just your freedom, but your good name. Even after you have paid your debt to society, a felony conviction can impact your ability to get a job, your right to vote, your immigration status and even custody matters. When facing felony charges, you need a skilled litigator and trusted advocate to represent your best interests. With so much at stake, it is important to find legal counsel with experience in complex felony cases. As one of the oldest and most established criminal law firms in Illinois, Donahue & Sowa has vast experience defending felony charges no matter how complicated the case may be. From the moment you are charged up through any appeals, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights and help ensure the best result possible for you and your family.
If you are facing felony charges in Kane County, Will County or Cook County, or if you have been convicted of a felony offense and are considering appeal, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Donahue & Sowa in Geneva and Naperville for a free confidential consultation.