Elgin, Illinois Felony Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Felony Defense Attorney in Kane County
If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal felony, you may not know where to turn. Felonies are the most serious criminal classifications and a conviction can carry with it severe punishment. In addition to fines and imprisonment, a felony can remain on your record permanently as it does not qualify for an expungement. If you are facing this kind of charge, you need to seek qualified legal representation immediately.
There are many criminal felony lawyers in the Chicago area, so how do you know which one to choose? I am Elgin felony defense attorney Brian J. Mirandola. I worked for seven years as Kane County assistant prosecutor, and I understand the inner workings of the county prosecutor’s office. Since going into private practice, I have built my practice around helping those that have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case (no Illinois criminal lawyer can); but I can guarantee that you will have a dedicated advocate by your side committed to doing whatever is necessary to help you prevail.
Penalties for Felonies in Illinois
Illinois has five felony classifications. Here are the typical punishments for each:
- Class 4 Felony: Up to $25,000 in fines and up to three years in prison.
- Class 3 Felony: Up to $25,000 in fines and up to five years in prison.
- Class 2 Felony: Up to $25,000 in fines and up to seven years in prison.
- Class 1 Felony: Up to $25,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison.
- Class X Felony: Up to $25,000 in fines and up to 30 years in prison.
Several crimes may fall under the felony classification depending on their severity and number of offenses. Some of the more common felony charges include:
- Forgery and Deceptive Practice
- Stolen Motor Vehicles
- Felony Drug Charges
- Felony Sex Crimes
- Felony DUI
Whether or not you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Illinois often depends on how the prosecution views the circumstances. There are many instances when the evidence warrants a lesser charge (if any charge at all) but the prosecution moves forward with a more serious felony charge because they believe they can win a conviction. If you find yourself in this situation, you cannot afford to be without experienced legal counsel. Contact my office today for a free consultation. As an experienced Elgin felony defense attorney, I will meet with you to go over your case and devise the best possible strategy to have your charges reduced or dismissed. The Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola represent clients for felonies in Illinois, including the areas of Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County, and McHenry County.