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Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses in Alabama. They involve jail or prison sentences exceeding one year along with fines and other punishments based on the nature of the crime. A conviction will result in a felony on your criminal record which can result in damage to your reputation and problems seeking employment, housing, educational aid, and more in the future.
Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney can challenge the prosecution on various aspects of your case through intensive investigation, analysis, and the ability to command in the courtroom. At White, Oakes, & Iverson, LLC, we understand what is required when the stakes are high in a serious felony case. We take advantage of all the legal minds on our team in a united approach that works to build the most effective defense possible in fighting charges. As seasoned trial lawyers, we know how to get the most favorable outcomes in court.
What Are Felonies in Alabama?
When it comes to misdemeanors and felonies, felony offenses are considered the more serious between the two. There are four types of felonies in Alabama: Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D felonies.
The following is a breakdown of the four types of felonies in the state:
- Class A felonies – Punishable by 10 years up to 99 years or life in prison with fines up to $60,000; examples include murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery
- Class B felonies – Punishable by two up to 20 years in jail with fines up to $30,000; examples include drug distribution, manslaughter, assault, and rape
- Class C felonies – Punishable by two up to 10 years in jail with fines up to $15,000; examples include sexual abuse, bribery, possession of controlled substances, weapons charges
- Class D felonies – The least serious as in simple possession of a controlled substance, punishable by more than one year up to five years of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $7,500
Enhanced penalties can apply for repeat felony offenders adding additional prison time based on the Class of felony for which you were convicted and the number of prior felony convictions you have on your record. Due to the severe penalties associated with felonies, it is imperative to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
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