What’s more, a felony committed in a heinous, cruel, hateful, or injurious manner will be classified as a more serious type of felony over ones committed without malice.
THE PUNISHMENT FOR FELONIES
The punishment for being convicted of a felony definitely differs depending on the type of felony as well as the court system you are being tried in. But generally speaking, felony punishments include prison time, a fine, or both. Because felonies tend to be crimes of “moral turpitude,” these crimes carry with them a much greater stigma than lesser crimes. Those convicted of felonies often face strict social stigma and other restrictions that are ongoing even after a prison sentence has been served. Crimes that are typically considered felonies of this kind include arson, treason, rape, terrorism, robbery, murder, kidnapping, burglary, etc.
What’s more, misdemeanors typically (depending on the state) require a sentence to be served out in a local jail while felonies require serving time in a state prison. Some crimes can result in spending time in jail or state prison. When this is the case, the crime is typically classified according to where the defendant will serve out their sentence.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Yoel Molina is a qualified, experienced, and compassionate criminal defense attorney who has been helping clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges alike in the greater Miami area for several years now. If you or someone you love is facing felony charges and you have questions or need qualified legal representation, please call the Law Offices of Yoel Molina today. Felony charges are some of the most serious you can face. Don’t wait, but call today!