Felony Defense Attorneys
A felony charge is a serious charge and can change your life forever. If convicted, it will not only affect your freedom, you may have to serve time in prison. I could also affect your ability to obtain employment, continue visitation, or have custody rights to your children. If you have been charged with a felony, you need to contact Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. who has the experience to provide a solid defense.
We have the experience handling felony criminal defense cases and can strategize the best defense plan for you. Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. gives each client trusted legal advice and will fight hard for you in court. We are approachable, yet determined to get our clients the most favorable results possible.
Felony Charges -- Illinois
Felony charges are serious in any state, including Illinois. If convicted, felony crimes may lead to a prison sentence, a fine up to $25,000, restitution to the victim, court costs & more.
Felony charges are divided into 5 classes. The most serious charge is a Class X felony, which has a prison sentence between 6 to 30 years. A Class 1 felony holds a prison sentence of 4 to 15 years, a Class 2 felony from 3 to 7 years, a Class 3 felony between 2 and 5 years, and a Class 4 felony between 1 to 3 years. Additional prison time may be added on depending on your criminal background.
Types of felonies include:
- Drug possession
- Domestic violence
- Weapons charges
- Traffic violations
If convicted, felony charges can stay on your permanent record for the rest of your life. Some charges can be expunged, but there are limitations and conditions. All felony convictions have life-changing consequences. You will have to tell any future employers, housing opportunities, or school that you have been convicted of a felony. It can impact your ability to obtain assistance or provide for your family.
Experienced Felony Lawyers
Felony charges can have a big effect on your future. You do not want to be left alone trying to understand the charges filed against you. Your freedom is at stake, and you need to have an experienced attorneys on your side who will give you trusted legal advice. Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. has experience handling cases involving different types of felony charges. We will fight to get you the best outcome possible and to protect your freedom and rights. In certain cases, there may be opportunities to avoid a felony conviction when working with an experienced lawyers.
Mr. Zinger has nearly 40 years of experience in handling Felony and Misdemeanor criminal cases in Cook and outlying counties.