Whether at the state or federal level, felony charges are serious offenses with potentially severe consequences, involving prison sentencing and heavy fines. Our New York felony lawyers at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo have successfully defended numerous clients against alleged felony charges, including a State Senator against felony assault, a NY policeman against rape and burglary charges, and a celebrity in an alleged murder case.
The New York Penal Code classifies felonies using letters A through E. Class A is the most serious and E is the least serious felony classification. The minimum prison time sentenced for a New York felony is one year. NY Penal Code Article 70 – § 70.00 outlines maximum penalties for felonies as follows:
The penal code also sets minimum sentencing for felonies which allows the court considerable latitude when determining sentences.
Examples of New York state felonies considered violent and classified as B through E felonies include:
If you are under investigation or charged with a felony, seeking legal help from an experienced New York felony lawyer is vital. The earlier you retain skilled New York felony attorneys, the more opportunity you provide your criminal defense team to seek case dismissal, reduced charges, and to employ other defense strategies.
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