Felony Charges Require A Strong Defensive Strategy
One mistake should not ruin your life!
Have you lost out on opportunities because of your criminal record? If so, we might be able to help you obtain an expungement — even for certain Class D felonies. Contact us to find out about eligibility.
A felony charge carries serious consequences, with the very real possibility of a guilty verdict resulting in a lengthy incarceration and steep fines. If you are facing felony charges in Kentucky, you need an aggressive legal advocate. The attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold are ready to vociferously defend you against a range of felonies, providing sound legal advice and support throughout the various stages of your trial.
Felony Classification Types
Felony offenses are serious crimes classified into four different categories — A, B, C and D class felonies. Each classification carries different punishments ranging from just a few years in prison to life terms, and even the death penalty for capital offenses. There are rigorous sentencing guidelines, and felons can expect to receive the following penalties:
- For a class A felony, not less than 20 years nor more than 50 years, or life imprisonment
- For a class B felony, not less than 10 years nor more than 20 years
- For a class C felony, not less than five years nor more than 10 years
- For a class D felony, not less than one year nor more than five years
Class A felonies include crimes such as robbery, kidnapping and rape, whereas murder is treated as a capital offense — a category that stands alone due to its heinous nature. Kentucky is among a large group of states that administer the death penalty for murder under aggravating circumstances.
Developing A Strong Defensive Strategy For You
A proactive strategy is your best defense against a felony conviction and can prevent you from spending years behind bars. The sooner you contact us, the faster we can get started building your defense.