How bad is a Class B felony?

How bad is a Class B felony?

A Class B felony is a category of felony that applies to crimes that are severe yet not the most serious of crimes. Because a Class B felony is a felony, it carries tough penalties, such as a lengthy prison sentence and/or extreme fines.

Can a Class B felony be reduced to a misdemeanor?

A felony charge can be dropped to a misdemeanor charge through a plea bargain, mistake found by the arresting officer or investigations, or by good behavior if probation was sentenced for the crime. For example, a Federal crime as serious as terrorism will never be a misdemeanor and therefore cannot be reduced.

What is a felony charge in Arkansas?

An Arkansas felony is any crime that is punishable by incarceration in state prison (Misdemeanors are only punishable by time in local jails.) If you have been charged with a felony in Arkansas, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately because you are at risk of prison time.

What is considered Class C felony in Arkansas?

Theft of property or services valued between $5,000 and $25,000 constitutes a Class C felony. Additionally, theft rises to the level of a Class C felony in Arkansas when: the stolen property is a firearm valued at $2,500 or more. the stolen property is building material valued at $500 or more.

What is the punishment for Class C felony in Arkansas?

A Class C felony is punishable by three to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. (Ark. Code §§ 5-4-401, 5-4-201.) Theft of property worth $5,000 to $25,000 is a Class C felony. For more information on theft crimes and penalties, see Arkansas Petty Theft and Other Theft Laws.

Can theft be a Class B felony?

Theft can also be classified under a Class B felony if the offender appropriates livestock valued at $3,000 or more and has a previous conviction for a similar offense.

What is the classification of a felony?

Felonies are categorized into 5 classes namely A, B, C, D and E felonies. The Class A felony carries the highest jail sentences where as the Class E felony carries shortest jail sentences.