New York Felony Crimes


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Felonies are a category of crimes. New York classifies serious violations as felonies, which means the consequences for a conviction are severe. If you have been arrested for a felony crime, you need to seek legal counsel immediately. Such charges have the potential to affect all aspects of your life, long after the sentencing. In addition to fines, prison, and probation, individuals may face further consequences. You need a trusted New York felony crime defense lawyeron your side. You need the Law Offices of John Raimondo. Our attorney has 15 years of experience and is available around the clock to answer your call. We have successfully handled thousands of cases and are fully equipped to handle your case next. Take the first step by calling (914) 996-4511 today for a free consultation.

Types of Felony Convictions in New York

New York categorizes felonies into six classes, which range from Class E (the least severe)
to Class A (the most severe). Class A are further divided into two categories: Class A-1 and Class A-II.

Class A-1: (Maximum jail sentence is a life without parole)

  • First-degree arson
  • Terrorism
  • First-degree sale or possession of drugs
  • First-degree murder

Class A-II: (Maximum jail sentence can be a life without parole)

  • Second-degree use of chemical weapon
  • Predatory sexual assault
  • Second-degree criminal sale or possession of a controlled substance

Class B: (Maximum jail sentence can be 25 years)

  • First-degree rape
  • First-degree robbery
  • Compelling prostitution
  • First-degree welfare fraud

Class C: (Maximum jail sentence can be 15 years)

  • First-degree criminal sale of marijuana
  • Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon
  • First-degree forgery

Class D: (Maximum jail sentence can be 7 years)

  • Second-degree assault
  • Second-degree rape
  • Reckless assault on a child

Class E: (Maximum jail sentence can be 4 years)

  • Luring a child
  • Issuing false certificates
  • Persistent sexual abuse

In addition to jail time, felony convictions come with heavy fines. Depending on the situation and details of the case, the court can assign anywhere from a $15,000 to a $100,000 fine. The stigma of a felony conviction can also haunt a person’s reputation and professional prospects long after.

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