Criminal offenses are broken down into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are serious crimes, while misdemeanors are considered to be less so. In Alabama, as in other states, convictions for felony offenses are associated with severe penalties. The state of Alabama classifies felony offenses as Class A, Class B, or Class C felonies, with Class A felonies considered to be the most egregious. Class A felonies in Alabama include rape, murder, arson, first degree kidnapping, or burglary. The mandatory minimum jail term for most Class A felony convictions is ten years, though life sentences are not unusual, especially for habitual offenders.
If you are facing a Class A felony or another type of felony in the state of Alabama, it’s imperative that you contact us as soon as possible. You are right to be concerned about your circumstances, but keep in mind that an experienced criminal defense attorney can significantly affect the outcome of your case. We’ll protect your rights and freedom during every phase of the legal process.
Certain Class A felonies are in a special category reserved for the most serious of criminal offenses. These include sex offenses involving children and any crime committed with the use of a firearm. Such crimes carry lengthier mandatory minimum prison sentences than those associated with other Class A felonies. Similarly, enhanced penalties exist for Class B and Class C felonies when firearms or sexual abuse of a child are involved. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about the consequences associated with a felony conviction.
Unsurprisingly, habitual offenders often receive shockingly high sentences if convicted of another felony. If you have three or more Class A felony convictions on your record and are convicted of another Class A felony, you’ll be looking at life in prison without the possibility of parole. Keep in mind, however, that this nightmare scenario doesn’t have to become a reality. Pick up the phone and speak with us immediately to discuss how we can help you stay out of prison. The proverbial deck may be stacked against you, but we’ll do everything legally possible to make sure you’re treated fairly by the Alabama criminal justice system.