Class 4 Felony Illinois Lowest Level Felony Offense

class 4 felony the baby felony
Class 4 Felony (the baby felony)

In Illinois the lowest level felony offense is a Class 4 Felony. See the chart below to see where it falls within the Illinois felony classification system.

ClassSentencing RangeExtended Term
(if eligible)
Class M20-60 years60-100 years
Class X6-30 years30-60 years
Class 14-15 year15-30 years
Class 23-7 years7-14 years
Class 32-5 years5-10 years
Class 41-3 years3-6 years

Class 4 Felony is punishable with a minimum term of imprisonment of 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years. See 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-45.

These offenses are generally probationable.

Extended Term Eligible?

However, a Class 4 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 3 years up to a maximum of 6 years.

See the General Illinois Sentencing Index To learn more about extended terms. See also 730 ILCS 5/5-8-2(a)730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-5730 ILCS 5/5-5-3.2(b).

Class 4 Felony the baby felony
Class 4 Felony (the baby felony)

“Super” Class 4 Felony

Illinois has one offense that is considered a “super” class 4 offenses. It’s considered a class 4 because it has a minimum term of imprisonment of 1 year.

Illinois class 4 felony offense featuring number 4
The larger the number the less serious the offense.

However, this offense has a special maximum built in so that’s why it’s called a “super Class 4 Felony offense”.

See 625 ILCS 5/11-501(d)(2)(F) describing Aggravated DUI With Great Bodily Harm with a sentencing range of (1-12 years).

Illinois class 4 felony offense

Examples of Class 4 Felony Offenses| 10 Common Class 4 Charges In Illinois

  1. Mob Action, 720 ILCS 5/25-1
  2. Obstructing Justice, 720 ILCS 5/31-4
  3. Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.
  4. Possession of A Controlled Substance (Less Than 15 Grams) 720 ILCS 570/402(c).
  5. Eavesdropping (Unauthorized Recording), 720 ILCS 5/14-2(a)
  6. Stalking, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3
  7. Patronizing a Prostitute, 720 ILCS 5/11-18
  8. Criminal Sexual Abuse, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 (1) (2)
  9. Possession of Cannabis (100 to 500 grams), 720 ILCS 550/4(d)
  10. False Police Report, 720 ILCS 5/26-1(a)(2)

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