Minimum and Maximum Sentences

The severity of the sentence you can face depends on the degree of the offense with which you are being charged. 

Felonies are reserved for the more serious crimes. The are punishable by prison time, which means you could face greater then one year in the state department of corrections. A capital felony is highest charge you can face, followed by a Life felony, then a 1st degree, a 2nd degree, and finally a 3rd degree. 

Misdemeanors involve less serious crimes. They are punishable by jail time, which means you could face up to 1 year in a county correctional facility. A fist degree misdemeanor is the more significant charge, followed by a 2nd degree. 



Maximum Sentences

1st Degree

  • 1 Year Jail

  • 1 Year Probation

  • $1,000 Fine  

2nd Degree

  • 60 Days Jail

  • 6 Months Probation

  • $500 Fine



Maximum Sentences

Capital Felony

  • Death or Life in Prison

Life Felony

  • Life in Prison

  • $15,000 Fine 

1st Degree

  • ​30 Years Prison

  • 30 Years Probation

  • $10,000 Fine  

2nd Degree

  • 15 Years Prison 

  • 15 Years Probation

  • $10,000 Fine

3rd Degree

  • 5 Years Prison

  • 5 Years Probation

  • $5,000 Fine



What your numbers mean to you

Any time you are charged with a felony, the prosecutor will create a score sheet. All crimes are categorized into different offense levels. Your current charges are assigned a number based on the level of offense of that particular charge. These numbers are added together to become part of your score. Your score sheet also takes into account any prior charges you may have had, as well as certain aggravating factors which can increase your score. 

After all of the numbers are added together, and if those numbers add up to 44 points or higher, then they are put through a mathematical equation that produces a score. That score translates to the number of months that is the lowest permeable prison term you can be sentenced to, if you are found guilty of all of those charges.   

Contact us for a review of you score sheet. 


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