In Illinois a Class 3 Felony is considered a low level felony charge. See the chart below to see where it falls within the Illinois felony classification system.
|Class||Sentencing Range||Extended Term (if eligible)|
|Class M||20-60 years||60-100 years|
|Class X||6-30 years||30-60 years|
|Class 1||4-15 years||15-30 years|
|Class 2||3-7 years||7-14 years|
|Class 3||2-5 years||5-10 years|
|Class 4||1-3 years||3-6 years|
What You Need To Know About A Class 3 Felony Offense In Illinois
A Class 3 Felony is punishable with a minimum term of imprisonment of 2 years up to a maximum of 5 years. See 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-40.
These offenses are generally probationable.
Extended Term Eligible?
However, a Class 3 Felony charge is potentially eligible for an extended term. If an extended term applies then an individual can be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of 5 years up to a maximum of 10 years.
Super Class 3 Felony
In Illinois there are 2 offenses that have “suped-up” minimu and maximum penalties. Lawyers call these super felonies. Below you’ll find the Illinois Super Class 3 Felonies:
|Intimidation (2-10)||720 ILCS 5/12-6(b)|
|UUW Felon (2-10)||720 ILCS 5/24-1.1(e)|
10 Examples Of Common Charges That Are A Class 3 Felony
- Involuntary Manslaughter / Reckless Homicide, 720 ILCS 5/9-3
- Forgery, 720 ILCS 5/17-3
- Aggravated Battery, 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05
- Concealment of Homicidal Death, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.4
- Perjury, 720 ILCS 5/32-2
- Aggravated Stalking, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.4
- Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
- Possession of Less Than 5 Grams of Meth, 720 ILCS 646/60(1)
- Theft Under $500, 720 ILCS /16-1
- Possession of Cannabis (500 to 2,000 grams), 720 ILCS 550/4(e)