Misdemeanor Sentencing

OffenseSentence RangeFineProbation, Conditional Discharge, Court Supervision
Class AUp to 364 DaysGreater of up to $2,500 or amount specifiedUp to 2 years
Class BUp to 6 monthsUp to $1,500Up to 2 years
Class C Up to 30 daysUp to $1,500Up to 2 years
PettyNo Jail TimeLesser of up to $1,000 or amount specifiedUp to 6 months
BusinessNo Jail TimeAmount SpecifiedConditional Discharge

 

Court Supervision

Court Supervision (730 ILCS 5/5-6-1. (c)):  (c)  The court may, upon a plea of guilty or a stipulation by the defendant of the facts supporting the charge or a finding of guilt, defer further proceedings and the imposition of a sentence, and enter an order of supervision of the defendant, if the defendant is not charged with: (i) a Class A misdemeanor, as defined by the following provisions of the Criminal Code: Sexual Exploitation of a Child (720 ILCS 5/11-9.1); Domestic Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2); Criminal Sexual Abuse (720 ILCS 5/11-1.50); Dog Fighting (720 ILCS 5/48-1); Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer (720 ILCS 5/31-1); Escape720 ILCS 5/31-6); Aiding Escape (720 ILCS 5/31-7); paragraphs(2, recklessly by means of fire or explosive damages property of another) and (3, knowingly starts a fire on the land of another) of subsection (a) of Criminal Damage to Property (720 ILCS 5/21-1); paragraph (1) through (5), (8), (10), and (11) of subsection (a) of Unlawful Use of Weapons (720 ILCS 5/24-1); (ii) a Class A misdemeanor violation of Section 3.01, 3.03-1, or 4.01 of the Humane Care for Animals Act (510 ILCS 70); or (iii) a felony. If the defendant is not barred from receiving an order for supervision as provided in this subsection, the court may enter an order for supervision after considering the circumstances of the offense, and the history, character and condition of the offender, if the court is of the opinion that:

     (1) the offender is not likely to commit further crimes;

(2) the defendant and the public would be best served if the defendant were not to receive a criminal record; and

(3) in the best interests of justice an order of supervision is more appropriate than a sentence otherwise permitted under the criminal code.

(c-5) Subsections (a), (b) and (c, court supervision) of this Section do not apply to a defendant charged with a second or subsequent violation of (Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 625 ILCS 5/6-303) committed while his or her driver’s license, permit or privileges were revoked because of a violation of (Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Homicide, 720 ILCS 5/9-3) relating to the offense of reckless homicide, or a similar provision of a law of another state.

(d) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (DUI, 625 ILCS 11-501) or a similar provision of a local ordinance when the defendant has previously been:

(1) convicted for a violation of (DUI, 625 ILCS 11-501) or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law or ordinance of another state; or

(2) assigned supervision for a violation of (DUI, 625 ILCS 11-501) or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law or ordinance of another state; or

(3) pleaded guilty to or stipulated to the facts supporting a charge or a finding of guilty to a violation of (Reckless Driving, 625 ILCS 5/11-503) or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law or ordinance of another state, and the plea or stipulation was the result of a plea agreement.

The court shall consider the statement of the prosecuting authority with regard to the standards set forth in this Section.

(e)  The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (Retail Theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-25) if said defendant has within the last 5 years been:

(1) convicted for a violation of (Retail Theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-25); or

(2) assigned supervision for a violation of (Retail Theft, 720 ILCS 5/16-25).

The court shall consider the statement of the prosecuting authority with regard to the standards set forth in this Section.

(f) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating Sections (Wheel and Axle Loads and Gross Weights, 725 ILCS 5/15-111), (Officers to Weigh Vehicles and Require Removal of Excess Loads, 625 ILCS 5/15-112), (Permits for Excess Size and Weight, 625 ILCS 5/15-301), paragraph (b) of (Classification of Driver-Special Restrictions, 625 ILCS 5/6-104), (Special Speed Limit While Passing Schools, 625 ILCS 5/11-605), (Pedestrians’ Right-Of-Way at Crosswalks; School Zones, 625 ILCS 5/11-1002.5), or (Approaching, Overtaking, and Passing School Bus, 625 ILCS 5/11-1414) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.

(g) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph(i) of this Section, the provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 625 ILCS 5/3-707), (Operation of Motor Vehicle When Registration Suspended for Non-insurance, 625 ILCS 5/3-708), (Display of False Insurance Card, 625 ILCS 5/3-710), or (Scrap Processors Required to Keep Records, 625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance if the defendant has within the last 5 years been:

(1) convicted for a violation of Section (Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 625 ILCS 5/3-707), (Operation of Motor Vehicle When Registration Suspended for Non-insurance, 625 ILCS 5/3-708), (Display of False Insurance Card, 625 ILCS 5/3-710), or (Scrap Processors Required to Keep Records, 625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance; or

(2) assigned supervision for a violation of (Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 625 ILCS 5/3-707), (Operation of Motor Vehicle When Registration Suspended for Non-insurance, 625 ILCS 5/3-708), (Display of False Insurance Card, 625 ILCS 5/3-710), or (Scrap Processors Required to Keep Records, 625 ILCS 5/5-401.3) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.

The court shall consider the statement of the prosecuting authority with regard to the standards set forth in this Section.

(h) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant under the age of 21 years charged with violating a serious traffic offense as defined in (Serious Traffic Violation, 625 ILCS 5/1-187.001) of the Illinois Vehicle Code:

(1) unless the defendant, upon payment of the fines, penalties, and costs provided by law, agrees to attend and successfully complete a  traffic safety program approved by the court under standards set by the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges.  The accused shall be responsible for payment of any traffic safety fees. If the accused fails to file a certificate of successful completion on or before the termination date of the supervision order, the supervision shall be summarily revoked and conviction entered.  The provisions of Supreme Court Rule 402 relating to pleas of guilty do not apply in cases when a defendant enters a guilty plea under this provision; or

(2) if the defendant has previously been sentenced under the provisions of Paragraph (c, court supervision) on or after January 1, 1998 for any serious traffic offense as defined in (Serious Traffic Violation, 625 ILCS 5/1-187.001) of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

(h-1) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant under the age of 21 yearscharged with an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of (Graduated License, 625 ILCS 5/6-107), or (Driver and Passenger Required to Use Safety Belts, Exceptions and Penalty, 625 ILCS 5/12-603.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, unless the defendant, upon payment of the fines, penalties, and costs provided by law, agrees to attend and successfully complete a traffic safety program approved by the court under standards set by the Conference of chief Judges.  the accused shall be responsible for payment of any traffic safety fees.  If the accused fails to file a certificate of successful completion on or before the termination date of the supervision order, the supervision shall be summarily revoked and conviction entered.  The provisions of Supreme Court Rule 402 relating to pleas of guilty do not apply in cases when a defendant enters a guilty plea under this provision.

(i) the provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 625 ILCS 5/3-707) or a similar provision of a local ordinance if the defendant has been assigned supervision for a violation of (Operation Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 625 ILCS 5/3-707) or a similar provision of a local ordinance.

(j) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 625 ILCS 5/6-303) of the Illinois vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance when the revocation or suspension was for a violation of (DUI, 625 ILCS 11-501) or a similar provision of a local ordinance or a violation of (Suspension of Drivers License; Statutory Summary Alcohol, Other Drug or Drugs, or Intoxicating Compound or Compounds Related Suspension or Revocation; Implied Consent, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1) or (Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries, 625 ILCS 5/11-401) paragraph (b) of the Illinois Vehicle Code if the defendant has within the last 10 years been:

(1) convicted for a violation of (Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 625 ILCS 5/6-303) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance; or

(2) assigned supervision for a violation of (Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 625 ILCS 5/6-303) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.

(k) the provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating any provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance that governs the movement of vehicles if, within the 12 months preceding the date of the defendant’s arrest, the defendant has been assigned court supervision on 2 occasions for a violation that governs the movement of vehicles under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.  The provisions of this paragraph (k) do not apply to a defendant charged with violating (DUI, 625 ILCS 11-501) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or similar provision of a local ordinance.

(l) A defendant charged with violating any provision of the Illinois vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance who receives a disposition of supervision under subsection (c, court supervision) shall pay an additional fee of $29, to be collected as provided in Sections 27.5 and 27.6 of the Clerks of Courts Act, 705 ILCS 105/1.1.  in addition to the $29 fee, the person shall also pay a fee of $6, which, if not waived by the court, shall be collected as provided in Sections 27.5 and 27.6 of the Clerks of Courts Act, 705 ILCS 105/1.1.  The $29 fee shall be disbursed as provided in Court Supervision Fees, 625 ILCS 5/16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code.  If the $6 fee is collected, $5.50 of the fee shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and 50 cents of the fee shall be deposited into the Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund in the State treasury.

(m) Any person convicted of, pleading guilty to, or placed on supervision for a serious traffic violation, as defined in (Serious Traffic Violation, 625 ILCS 5/1-187.001) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, a violation of (DUI, 625 ILCS 5/11-501) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a violation of a similar provision of a local ordinance shall pay an additional fee of $35, to be disbursed as provided in Court Supervision Fees, 625 ILCS 5/16-d of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

This subsection (m) becomes inoperative 7 years after October 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-154).

(n) the provision of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to any person under the age of 18 who commits an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of (Graduated License, 625 ILCS 5/6-107) or (Driver and Passenger Required to Use Safety Belts, Exceptions and Penalty, 625 ILCS 5/12-603.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, except upon personal appearance of the defendant in court  and upon the written consent of the defendant’s parent or legal guardian, executed before the presiding judge.  The presiding judge shall have the authority to waive this requirement upon the showing of good cause by the defendant.

(o) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating Section (Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 625 ILCS 5/6-303) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance when the suspension was for a violation of (Suspension of Drivers License; Statutory Summary Alcohol, Other Drug or Drugs, or Intoxicating Compound or Compounds Related Suspension or Revocation; Implied Consent, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code and when:

(1) at the time of the violation of (Suspension of Drivers License; Statutory Summary Alcohol, Other Drug or Drugs, or Intoxicating Compound or Compounds Related Suspension or Revocation; Implied Consent, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the defendant was a first offender pursuant to (Definitions, 625 ILCS 5/11-500) of the Illinois Vehicle Code and the defendant failed to obtain a a monitoring device driving permit; or

(2) at the time of the violation of (Suspension of Drivers License; Statutory Summary Alcohol, Other Drug or Drugs, ot Intoxicating Compound or Compounds Related Suspension or Revocation; Implied Consent, 625 ILCS 5/11-501.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the defendant was a first offender pursuant to (Definitions, 625 ILCS 5/11-500) of the Illinois Vehicle Code, had subsequently obtained a monitoring device driving permit, but was driving a vehicle not equipped with a breath alcohol ignition interlock device as defined in (Ignition Interlock Device, Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID), 625 ILCS 5/1-129.1) of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

(p) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating (Driving 26 Miles Per Hour or More In Excess of Applicable Limit, 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.

(q) The provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating subsection(b) of (General Speed Restrictions, 625 ILCS 5/11-601) of the Illinois vehicle Code when the defendant was operating a vehicle, in an urban district, at a speed in excess of 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

(r) the provisions of paragraph (c, court supervision) shall not apply to a defendant charged with violating any provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance if the violation was the proximate cause of the death of another and the defendant’s driving abstract contains a prior conviction or disposition of court supervision for any violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code, other than an equipment violation, or a suspension, revocation, or cancellation of the driver’s license.