According to the law office of Ross G. Thomas, Class D felonies in Indiana cover crimes such as possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Theft and criminal confinement also fall under this classification. Class D felonies are the lowest level of misdemeanor offense.Know More
Thomas also notes that the average jail time given for conviction under Class D ranges from 6 months up to 3 years. Fines levied upon conviction are up to ten thousand dollars. People with prior convictions risk being charged with Class D felonies. For example, a person being charged with their second OWI offense within 5 years will be bumped up from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony. Likewise, for a drug possession charge.
In 2013, the Indiana Second Chance law, that reduces penalties for some Class D felony convictions went into effect, as noted by the official website of Indianapolis and Marion County. Under this law, the court has the discretion to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor after a number of years. People who have been convicted of non-violent crimes and have kept out of trouble can apply 8 years after their sentence is complete. People convicted of sex or violent crimes are required to wait 10 years after they complete their sentence. Speeding up the petitioning process requires the written consent of a prosecuting attorney.Learn More
According to Criminal Defense Lawyer.com, a class D felony is a subset of the felony category which means that it's still a serious crime, but it's not quite as serious as a class A or B felony. Federal and state governments separate crimes into major crimes, or felonies, and minor crimes, or misdemeanors. Some states use a further classification to determine the severity of its felonies.Full Answer >
In Virginia, a class U felony is a felony that is unclassified. This type of felony charge is for offenses that don't fall neatly under the first six official felony classes. A defendant may be charged with an unclassified felony for crimes such as grand larceny, robbery and rape. Some types of drug charges can also be considered unclassified. Fines and penalties under class U felonies vary.Full Answer >
A Class 6 felony in Virginia is a crime that meets the criteria for the "felony" category with the least of authorized punishments associated with it. Class 6 felony crimes in the state of Virginia include reckless endangerment and violation of a court order.Full Answer >
A Class X felony is the most serious offense in Illinois and includes aggravated arson, armed robbery, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. A person found guilty of a Class X felony cannot be sentenced to probation and jail time is mandatory.Full Answer >