Felony Defense Lawyers Helping Clients In Lexington And Beyond
In Kentucky, felony charges are designated as the worst type of criminal sentences. Since crimes that bring felony charges, including murder and assault, are some of the most severe in the nation, the consequences of these are the harshest, too. They can involve many years in prison and exorbitant fines – not to mention the incalculable amount of emotional and mental damage that come with these consequences.
This is why it is so crucial to seek aid from our Lexington felony defense attorneys at Landon Law. After practicing for more than two decades combined, our skilled criminal defense lawyers have seasoned experience in defending against the most extreme felony charges. We are committed to not only prove the truth, but supporting you in getting your life back.
Call us today at (859) 237-7892 for an empathetic and free consultation about proving your innocence and setting your life back on track.
Felony Classes And Their Penalties In Kentucky
There are several categories of felonies in Kentucky, and each has its own set of qualifications and penalties. It is important to understand what you are being accused of and the consequences you might be forced to pay without the defense of a knowledgeable legal team.
Kentucky felony classes and penalties are as follows:
Class A felony offenses are classified as being the most severe of crimes, which is why they receive the harshest punishments. Raping and then murdering a child would be just one example of a Class A offense. Life imprisonment, or at least 20 to 50 years in prison, are possible if the defendant is convicted of a Class A offense.
Class B felonies tend to include extreme cases of violence, although such acts are not always premeditated. For example, first degree manslaughter and certain types of burglary, as well as many different acts of sexual violence like rape or abuse, count as Class B felonies in the commonwealth
of Kentucky. Those who have been found guilty of these crimes usually have to undergo imprisonment for 10 to 20 years.
Felonies designated under Class C are deemed a little less severe but still require defendants to pay hefty penalties. Some Class C felonies could include using credit cards illegally, so long as the amount is more than $10,000. Class C felonies include manslaughter or assault in the second degree, and trafficking of drugs can also fit this category. These crimes are penalized with imprisonment for five to 10 years.
In Kentucky, there are many types of felonies that could easily have been misdemeanors but were elevated due to distinct circumstances. For example, if you are a convicted felon, being accused of “possessing” a firearm counts as a felony, as does using a credit card without authorization for amounts up to $1,000. Simply possessing certain controlled substances is designated as a Class D felony. Those who end up being convicted in Kentucky of a crime designated as a Class D felony will sometimes be required to serve between one and five years of imprisonment.
Is Wanton Endangerment A Felony?
Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony in Kentucky. Wanton endangerment means an individual is exhibiting an “extreme indifference to the value of human life” or engages in “conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury of another person.”
How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help
Time is of the essence when it comes to seeking support from our felony defense lawyers in Lexington. A felony case can often drag out over several months or even years due to its multiple stages, which is extremely grueling and emotionally exhausting for a defendant and their family. You will need one of our committed criminal defense attorneys at Landon Law to fight your case and help avoid a trial that would only extend your turmoil as well as lessen or completely dismiss unfair charges.
Contact us now at (859) 237-7892 to get a detailed, free consultation with our dedicated criminal defense lawyers.
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