A felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. Federal and state laws classify felonies using numbers or letters. The classification determines sentencing guidelines, or how much time a person receives in prison.
Class C felony crimes vary from state-to-state. Generally, the felonious crime includes:
In states using number, or level, felony classification, a Class C is a level 3 felony.
Punishment varies by state and federal laws and the nature of the crime committed. In some jurisdictions, an individual convicted of a Class C felony may receive a sentence of 10 to 40 years. The maximum fines vary by state and federal law. The maximum fine can be $10,000 or up to $100,000.
Crimes in Class C are less severe than crimes in Class B. However, they are more severe than a Class D felony. For example, a Class D felony conviction usually has a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. The most severe crimes are in Class A.
A felony conviction has serious consequences like losing the right to vote and:
Yes. A criminal conviction for a Class C may make an individual liable in civil court. The victim of the felonious action may sue the defendent for money based on any:
If you are accused of a Class C felony, you have a lot of defenses available to you. Schedule an appointment with a criminal attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your possible defenses.
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