First Time Felony Offenders In Salt Lake City
Felony convictions may be punished by a prison term and fine. First and second degree felonies require prison time. Felony convictions preclude a person from voting, serving on a jury, obtaining certain professional licenses, owning a firearm, and other restrictions.
Felonies are ordered into a first, second, or third degree based on the significance of the crime. First degree felonies subject you up to a lifetime in prison and are reserved for egregious assaults against a person or the public. Whatever your charges, Levitt Legal, PLLC will vigorously defend you and make use of your first offender status. Examples of felony offenses and their punishments are listed below.
First Degree: Murder, rape, child kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery or arson, and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances near a school. Punishable by five years to life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Second Degree: Manslaughter, robbery, residential burglary, kidnapping, perjury, auto theft, forgery of checks $5,000 or more, theft of property $5,000 or more, forcible sexual abuse, and intentional child abuse. Punishable by one to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Third Degree: Burglary of non-dwelling, theft more than $1,000 but less than $5,000, aggravated assault, forgery of checks more than $1,000 but under $5,000, third DUI in 10 years, joyriding (for more than 24 hours), possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of other controlled substances, and false or forged prescriptions. Punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
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