Felony Charges Can Ruin Your Future
Felonies are some of the most serious criminal charges you can face. Under criminal law in Arkansas, if convicted, you could spend years behind bars and face lifelong employment and housing challenges. A felony lawyer from Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm can go over your charges, the possible consequences and the best strategies for your legal defense.
What Counts As A Felony?
Felony criminal law in Arkansas is complicated. A few of the most important criminal law facts you need to know are:
- Felonies fall into one of five main classes: A, B, C, D and Y.
- Class D felonies typically carry the least severe penalties. Minimum sentences and fines typically increase through Class A.
- Class Y felonies carry the longest minimum prison sentences: 10-40 years or life.
A felony crime is unlike a misdemeanor in that the consequences are far more severe; a felony almost always means at least a year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Once you leave prison, you will likely spend years on parole or probation, have a permanent criminal record and face what the legal community calls “collateral consequences.” You need to act quickly and give your defense attorney as much time as possible to protect you.
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If you are facing felony allegations under Arkansas criminal law, you probably have a lot of questions. A dedicated felony lawyer from Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm can answer them. Schedule a consultation today.