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Felonies are crimes of a very serious nature that carry incarceration penalties of one year or more. They are normally classified by severity of the charge. For strong representation from a lawyer dedicated to maximizing your benefits, call Smith, Renfro, Goins and Holmes, PC now. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.

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Class D felonies in most states are punishable by 1-5 years in a state facility. Class C felonies usually carry an incarceration term of 5-10 years, with class B carrying 10-20 years in a maximum security state facility. Class A felonies are normally 20 years to life. Murder charges are felonies, but many state have given them a separate class because of the potential of a death sentence.

Felons are also eligible for probation and probation is often granted on an initial charge. Repeat offenders in some states carry a separate charge of persistent felon and can add as much as 20 years to a sentence, depending on the circumstances of a particular crime. Some states have also enacted “three strikes” legislation giving a career criminal additional incarceration periods with no chance of parole until the sentence is satisfied.

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