Felonies

Andrea Hayduk is an experienced Chattanooga felony criminal defense lawyer dedicated to responding to each client’s individual needs and concerns.

Felonies are broadly defined as all violations that must be punished by one year or more of confinement or by the infliction of the death penalty.

Felonies in Tennessee are divided into five categories for purposes of sentencing: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class E.

Class A felonies include burglary and some drug crimes. These are punishable by incarceration of a period not less than 15 nor more than 60 years and possibly a fine not to exceed $50,000, unless otherwise provided by statute.

Class B felonies include theft of $60,000 or more, possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine, and robbery. These are punishable by incarceration of a period not less than 8 nor more than 30 years and possibly a fine not to exceed $25,000, unless otherwise provided by statute.

Class C felonies include certain drug crimes and fraud. These are punishable by incarceration of a period not less than 3 years nor more than 1 year, and possibly a fine not to exceed $10,000, unless otherwise provided by statute.

Class D felonies include failure to pay child support, aggravated assault, and DUI. These are punishable by incarceration of a period not less than 2 years nor more than twelve 12 years, and possibly a fine not to exceed $5,000, unless otherwise provided by statute.

Class E felonies include computer fraud and aggravated gambling promotion. These are punishable by incarceration of a period not less than 1 year nor more than six 6 years, and possibly a fine not to exceed $3,000, unless otherwise provided by statute.

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Clearly, felonies are very serious crimes with very severe consequences, including extended periods of incarceration and extreme fines.

In addition, having a Tennessee felony on your criminal record could affect your ability to obtain a job or public housing. Also, you can lose your right to vote, your professional license, your right to own a firearm, and your eligibility for federal assistance with higher education.

When facing such serious charges you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process and conduct a thorough investigation to prepare a top notch defense to achieve the best possible result.

If you are faced with a felony criminal charge in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, contact Ms. Hayduk now at 423-805-3100 or click below for a free initial consultation.

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