Felonies are typically considered more serious charges and are punishable in sentences no less than one year. There are five classes of felonies ranging from a Class E felony to a Class A felony. Each class has its own range of punishment with a Class E felony being the least serious and a Class A felony being the most serious.
The range of punishment can be affected by a number of factors. Some of those factors include criminal history, the seriousness of the offense, and the statutory guidelines.
It is important for anyone accused of a crime to understand the possible outcomes. A person is eligible for probation if the sentence length is 10 years or less. Some offenses are not eligible to be served on probation but rather require a mandatory sentence to be served in jail or prison if a conviction results. Contact us today to learn about the differences in sentencing.