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Felonies

Dec. 4 2020

Class X Felonies Carry Mandatory Sentencing in Illinois

Class X Felonies Carry Mandatory Sentencing in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

There are many different types of felonies recognized in the state of Illinois. The most serious is a Class X felony – and it can result in a long prison sentence. A Chicago man recently pled guilty to an armed robbery that will now put him in jail for 20 years. Why so long? Because armed [...]
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Jun. 5 2019

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?

Did You Know that Illinois Has Two Felony Theft Thresholds?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Theft is a common criminal offense, but one that can have major legal ramifications. That said, some theft crimes are more serious than others. Minor details (like which exit you use if you shoplift) can have a huge effect on the legal consequences you could face. Like many states, Illinois [...]
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Mar. 17 2019

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties

A Breakdown of Illinois Felony Charges and Penalties
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, there are three types of crimes: petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Petty offenses are minor violations punishable only by fines. The next level is misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail. Finally, the most serious category of offenses is felonies. [...]
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Jul. 5 2016

WHAT IS THE FELONY PROCEDURE IN ILLINOIS?

WHAT IS THE FELONY PROCEDURE IN ILLINOIS?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

There are principally three types of crimes in Illinois. The most minor violation is called a petty offense. This type of violation can be punished only by the imposition of a fine. The next level is a misdemeanor. In Illinois, these can range from a Class C which carries a maximum of 30 days in [...]
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