If you are being investigated or have already been charged with a crime, contact a skilled Bloomington IL criminal Bloomington IL Criminal Lawyerlawyer to assist you in defending against these charges. The legal team from Pioletti & Pioletti has extensive experience with protecting our clients’ rights. We can use all available resources to obtain the best possible outcome for you based on the circumstances of your situation.

Illinois Criminal Law

A seasoned Bloomington IL criminal lawyer understands that when an individual faces criminal charges, it is often a very stressful and frightening time. Depending on the severity of the charges, the person may be facing jail or prison time. In Illinois, crimes fall into one of two categories: a misdemeanor or a felony. Each category has several classifications that may determine the penalty if the person is convicted.

Misdemeanor Charges

A misdemeanor charge is a less serious charge, but it can still result in jail time and/or hefty fines. There are three classes of misdemeanors in Illinois:

  • Class A – Conviction means up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500;
  • Class B – Conviction means up to six months in jail, up to two years of probation, and a fine of up to $1,500; and
  • Class C – Conviction means up to 30 days in jail, up to two years of probation, and a fine of up to $1,500.

Felony Charges

Felony charges are more serious crimes and convictions result in a prison sentence and large fines. There are five classes of felonies in Illinois:

  • Class X – Conviction means six to 30 years in prison. An extended Class X felony conviction means 30 to 60 years in prison;
  • Class 1 – Conviction means one to 15 years in prison. An extended Class 1 felony conviction means 15 to 30 years in prison;
  • Class 2 Conviction means three to seven years in prison. An extended Class 2 felony conviction means seven to 14 years in prison;
  • Class 3 – Conviction means two to five years in prison. An extended Class 3 felony conviction means five to 10 years in prison;
  • Class 4 – Conviction means one to three years in prison. An extended Class 4 felony conviction means three to six years in prison;

What Types of Crimes Can a Bloomington IL Criminal Lawyer Defend Against?

Each Bloomington IL criminal lawyer from our firm is well versed in the Illinois criminal justice system and has represented clients facing all kinds of criminal charges. Some of the most common include:

· DUI: First or subsequent offenses, as well as DMV administrative hearings;
· Drug offenses: Drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking;
· Assault;
· Battery;
· Kidnapping;
· Weapons charges;
· Domestic violence;
· Theft;
· Breaking and entering;
· Home invasion;
· Shoplifting; and
· Expungements.

Call a Criminal Lawyer Bloomington IL Clients Recommend Today

When you need a seasoned criminal lawyer in Bloomington, call Pioletti & Pioletti. Our firm has decades of experience advocating for clients’ rights and we have built a solid reputation of aggressively protecting those rights against prosecutors and law enforcement who try to manipulate the system just for the sake of a conviction.

If you would like to speak with a Bloomington IL criminal lawyer from our firm, call (309) 821-0246 to set up an appointment for a free case evaluation.

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