Serious Felony Facts

If you face a serious felony charge, here are 10 important things that you need to know about the charge, potential consequences, and your defense.

1. Sometimes juvenile charged with serious felonies might have their cases go to adult court. This will depend on a juvenile’s age, previous juvenile history, and current charge.

2. Assaulting a police officer can get charged up to a Class D felony.

3. Three different degrees of burglary exist in the United States. The most serious is first degree burglary, which is charged as a Class B felony.

4. Misdemeanors generally constitute minor infractions, and they carry punishments such as small fines and short periods of jail time.

5. Felonies constitute much more serious crimes. They carry large fines and long prison sentences as their punishments.

6. You could spend as much as 40 years in prison for manslaughter, depending on the degree that you get convicted of.

7. Manslaughter and murder punishments can increase if you commit one of these crimes with a firearm.

8. If convicted of homicide, the minimum prison sentence lasts for 20 years.

9. Assault is a form of serious felony.

10. Burglary is a form of serious felony.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Ruane Attorneys at 203-925-9200. We can assist in your defense.