Bill Status of HB0430 99th General Assembly
Short Description: CD CORR-CLASS 3&4 FELONIES
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Rita Mayfield - Mary E. Flowers and Carol Ammons
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a defendant who has been convicted of a non-violent offense which is classified as a Class 3 felony or a Class 4 felony and who has not been previously convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may petition the court to be sentenced to a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the court may grant the motion after considering the circumstances of the offense, and the history, character, and condition of the offender, and if the court is of the opinion that: (1) the defendant 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 felony sentence; and (3) in the best interests of justice a sentence of a Class A misdemeanor is more appropriate than a sentence for a Class 3 felony or a Class 4 felony. Provides that if the court grants the motion, the court shall sentence the defendant to a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that this sentencing provision may occur only once with respect to any person. Defines "non-violent offense".