Unfair and Deceptive Practice
Unfair and Deceptive Practice is covered under 720 ILCS 5/17-1. Typical examples of Unfair and Deceptive Practice cases involve writing a bad check to obtain property, or making a false statement to a bank to obtain a loan,
If you are guilty of Unfair and Deceptive Practice under paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) above of this subsection its a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. Misdemeanor Probation, Conditional Discharge, and Court Supervision, which is not a conviction, may be available for a Class A Misdemeanor. However, under Section (d), if the amount exceeds $150.00 within a 90 day period, it is then considered a Class 4 Felony. A Class 4 felony carries a jail sentence form 1 to 3 years. Probation may be available for a Class 4 felony. Further, if the amount under section (d) is less than $150.00, and a person is convicted a second or subsequent time, is it considered a Class 4 Felony rather than a misdemeanor. A Class 4 felony carries a jail sentence form 1 to 3 years but probation may be available.
The criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Unfair and Deceptive Practice attorneys, have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Unfair and Deceptive Practice in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County.
The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Unfair and Deceptive Practice attorneys, understand the differences between Class 4 Felony and Class A Misdemeanor Unfair and Deceptive Practice Illinois criminal offenses. In addition, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, your Unfair and Deceptive Practice attorneys, are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Unfair and Deceptive Practice and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors.
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