Monday, December 14, 2009

What crime gets what sentence? - Part III

I've written about the crimes that make up state jail and third degree felonies. Now we move on up to the next level, second degree felonies.
The penalty range for these offenses is between two and twenty years in prison, and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

Some second degree offenses we handle (with the five most common bolded) include:
  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson (if not a house or place of worship)
  • Burglary of a habitation
  • Escape (by causing bodily injury to someone)
  • Improper relationship (student/teacher)
  • Indecency with a child (by contact)
  • Intoxication manslaughter
  • Manslaughter (recklessly)
  • Murder (with sudden passion)
  • Robbery (without a weapon)
  • Sexual assault (aka rape)
  • Trafficking of persons

1 comment:

  1. I'm curious what the impact is on a charge when you put an "attempted" in front of it. Does it reduce the level? Can any charge have an "attempted" qualifier, or is this just a compromise when negotiating a plea?


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