Felony Crimes

Monroe Felony Lawyer

Providing Felony Defense in Monroe, NC

A felony conviction can have devastating effects on your life. You could end up with a felony record, which will make it difficult to get a job, housing, or education. Felony charges can also result in serious jail time, monetary fines, and restitution.

At Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, our Monroe felony defense attorneys are ready to fight for you. We will investigate every detail of your case and develop a strong defense strategy for you. We will work hard to protect your rights, freedom, and future.

If you are facing felony charges in Union County, do not hesitate to contact our law firm. Our Monroe felony defense attorneys are ready to help you.

What is a Felony in North Carolina?

A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. A felony conviction can result in more severe penalties, such as a prison sentence, monetary fines, and restitution.

A felony conviction can also result in a felony record. Having a felony record can make it difficult to get a job, housing, or education. It can also make it difficult to get a loan or qualify for government assistance.

Felony Classes in North Carolina

In North Carolina, felony offenses are categorized into different classes, each with its own corresponding penalties. The classification of felony offenses in North Carolina is based on the seriousness of the crime committed and takes into account various factors such as the nature of the offense, the presence of aggravating factors, and the offender's prior criminal record.

Here is an overview of the felony classes and penalties in North Carolina:

  • Class A Felony: The most serious category of felonies in North Carolina, carrying a potential punishment of life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.
  • Class B1 Felony: Punishable by a minimum of 144 months (12 years) up to a maximum of 282 months (23.5 years) in prison.
  • Class B2 Felony: Carries a potential punishment of 94 to 393 months (7.8 to 32.75 years) in prison.
  • Class C Felony: Punishable by 44 to 182 months (3.67 to 15.17 years) in prison.
  • Class D Felony: Carries a potential punishment of 38 to 160 months (3.17 to 13.33 years) in prison.
  • Class E Felony: Punishable by 15 to 63 months (1.25 to 5.25 years) in prison.
  • Class F Felony: Carries a potential punishment of 10 to 41 months (0.83 to 3.42 years) in prison.
  • Class G Felony: Punishable by 8 to 31 months (0.67 to 2.58 years) in prison.
  • Class H Felony: Carries a potential punishment of 5 to 20 months (0.42 to 1.67 years) in prison.
  • Class I Felony: Punishable by 4 to 10 months (0.33 to 0.83 years) in prison.

Can I Get Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Charges?

In some cases, you may be able to get felony charges reduced to misdemeanor charges. A reduction to a misdemeanor charge will result in less serious penalties. It can also result in a misdemeanor record, which is less serious than a felony record.

There are a few reasons why you may be able to get felony charges reduced to misdemeanor charges. 

These include:

  • If you have no prior felony convictions.
  • If the crime does not involve violence.
  • If you have a clean criminal record.
  • If the victim does not want to press charges.

In order to get felony charges reduced to misdemeanor charges, you will need an experienced Monroe misdemeanor defense attorney. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys can help you get your charges reduced to misdemeanor charges. We can help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact us today at (704) 447-7473 to request an initial consultation!



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