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Felony Crimes

Experienced Albany Felony Lawyer Representing Individuals Accused of Serious Offenses

Crimes can either be classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are the most serious types of crimes, and as such, carry the strictest penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. The punishment in question is dependent on the type and severity of the offense. However, in addition to criminal penalties, individuals convicted of a felony may experience other consequences that can negatively impact them for the rest of their lives, such as losing their current job, being denied future employment, or the inability to purchase a firearm.

If you or someone you love was arrested and charged with a felony in Albany, you need the best representation possible – and that is exactly what you can expect with Tyner Legal. James E. Tyner has spent more than 15 years successfully representing individuals accused of criminal offenses, including felonies such as rapechild pornographydrug chargeshomicide or attempted homicide, and more. He will review the circumstances surrounding your situation and devise a strategic legal defense to reduce or possibly even eliminate your charges altogether.

How Are Felonies Classified in New York?  

In New York, felonies are divided into two categories: non-violent and violent. They are further divided into different “classes”, which range from Class E (the least severe) to Class A (the most severe). The more severe the crime in question, the harsher the penalties.

Common Types of Felony Crimes

The below are some of the more common types of felonies, all of which can vary in terms of degree.

Non-Violent Felony Crimes:

  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Coercion
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales
  • Fleeing from police
  • Forgery
  • Grand larceny
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Labor trafficking
  • Money laundering
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Robbery
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Witness tampering
  • Welfare fraud – and more

Violent Felony Crimes

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated enterprise corruption
  • Aggravated or persistent sexual abuse
  • Arson
  • Conspiracy (first degree)
  • Criminal sale or use of a firearm
  • Kidnapping or attempted kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Possession of a chemical or biological weapon
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Stalking
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist threats – and more

Felony Conviction Sentencing

If you are convicted of a felony in New York, the terms of your sentence may vary. Typically, felony sentences include one or more of the following: expensive fines, probation, and/or imprisonment. Below is the range of sentences (imprisonment or probation) that can be imposed for felony crimes.

Non-Violent Felony Crimes

  • Class B Non-Violent Felony: 1-3 years imprisonment (max 25 years)
  • Class C Non-Violent Felony: Probation only (1-2 years, max 15 years)
  • Class D Non-Violent Felony: Probation only (1-3 years, max 7 years)
  • Class E Non-Violent Felony: Probation only (1.75-4 years)

Violent Felony Crimes

  • Class A Violent Felony: 20-25 years imprisonment (in some circumstances, life sentence)
  • Class B Violent Felony: 5-25 years imprisonment
  • Class C Violent Felony: 3.5-15 years imprisonment
  • Class D Violent Felony: 2-7 years imprisonment
  • Class E Violent Felony: Probation only (1.5-4 years)

Arrested for a Felony? Contact an Experienced Attorney at Tyner Legal Today

Without legal aggressive representation, those accused of felony crimes may be at risk of severe penalties. If you or a loved one are facing felony charges, turn to Tyner Legal for help. James E. Tyner is an experienced Albany felony lawyer who will help you devise the best possible criminal defense strategy for your case. Contact us today by phone at 518-363-6305 or online to schedule a free consultation.

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