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.
|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 year||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|
A 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.
“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.
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).
Examples of Class 4 Felony Offenses| 10 Common Class 4 Charges In Illinois
- Mob Action, 720 ILCS 5/25-1
- Obstructing Justice, 720 ILCS 5/31-4
- Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.
- Possession of A Controlled Substance (Less Than 15 Grams) 720 ILCS 570/402(c).
- Eavesdropping (Unauthorized Recording), 720 ILCS 5/14-2(a)
- Stalking, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3
- Patronizing a Prostitute, 720 ILCS 5/11-18
- Criminal Sexual Abuse, 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50 (1) (2)
- Possession of Cannabis (100 to 500 grams), 720 ILCS 550/4(d)
- False Police Report, 720 ILCS 5/26-1(a)(2)