A felony offense is an offense that carries with it a possible range of punishment exceeding one year. If convicted of a felony, no matter what classification it is, and ordered to serve time, you would have to serve that time in the Alabama Department of Corrections or the Federal Penitentiary, not a local jail. Additionally, you will be saddled with a felony conviction on your record for the rest of your life. The ramifications of this could be dire as, among other consequences, you will lose your right to vote, you’ll lose your right to own and gun, and your employment prospects will take a serious hit going forward.
If you have been charged with a felony offense in the State of Alabama, whether in State or Federal Court, it is imperative that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. There are certain legal rights that you will lose if not enacted quickly. Even if you are only looking to stay out of jail or minimize your possible time of incarceration, enlisting Brian A. Dasinger, P.C. quickly can be greatly beneficial to achieving a favorable outcome to your case. In addition to being able to exert certain time limited constitutionally protected rights, prosecutors will usually offer better plea bargains early on in the process before they’ve put too many hours into your case.
As a former Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney and a criminal defense attorney in private practice for over a decade, Brian A. Dasinger, P.C. has prosecuted and defended almost every felony imaginable, from Theft of Property, Possession of a Forged Instrument, Burglary, Robbery, Drug Possession, Distribution, Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Felony DUI, Rape, Murder and Arson, just to name a few.
At Brian A. Dasinger, P.C., we understand that sometimes good people make bad decisions and need assistance in getting their lives back on track. We also understand that sometimes overzealous law enforcement officers or witnesses wrongfully accuse innocent people of crimes they have not committed. No matter which of these situations you find yourself in, Brian A. Dasinger, P.C. has the knowledge and know how to provide you with top notch legal defense and can help you achieve the results you desire. Call or email Brian A. Dasinger, P.C, today.
CLASS A FELONIES
This is the category of the most serious felony convictions received in the state of Alabama. These convictions carry a sentence of no less than 10 years and no more than life or ninety-nine years in jail. The minimum sentence for the conviction is elevated to twenty years in jail if a deadly weapon, more specifically a firearm was used in this crime. For more serious cases where the conviction is for capital murder, the accused immediately receives a life sentence. Fines for these cases never exceed $60,000.
Examples of Class A Felonies:
- Murder and/or capital murder
- Kidnapping – 1st degree
- Rape – 1st degree
- Domestic Violence – 1st degree
- Burglary – 1st degree
- Arson – 1st degree
CLASS B FELONIES
This conviction is a little lighter than Class A felonies and therefore the sentences received drop. The convict is served a minimum of two years and no more than twenty years in jail. In the event that a fire firearm or any other deadly weapon is used in perpetrating the crime, the sentence is a minimum of ten years. The fine associated with Class B felony convictions are no more than $10,000.
Examples Class B Felonies:
- Manslaughter – 1st degree
- Assault – 1st degree
- Kidnapping – 2nd degree
- Rape – 2nd degree
- Sexual crimes
- Burglary – 2nd degree
- Arson – 2nd degree
- Theft of property – 1st degree
- Theft of services – 1st degree
- Receiving stolen merchandise – 1st degree
CLASS C FELONIES
This class of felonies carries a sentence of no less than a minimum of one year and one day to a maximum of ten years. A minimum of ten years in jail is served to convicts who use a firearm or any other deadly weapon in the crime. Fines related to these convictions are no more than $5000.
Examples of Class C Felonies:
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Custody Interference
- Criminal Tampering – 1st degree
- Receiving stolen merchandise – 2nd degree
If you have been charged with a serious felony offense, you need a highly competent criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. Contact Brian Dasinger, P.C. and review your case today.