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New York Felony Lawyer

A Felony is an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed (New York State Penal Law, Article 10). A Felony is a crime. There are five (5) categories and two (2) sub categories of Felonies (A-1, A-II, B, C, D, and E) ranging from the most to least serious in terms of severity of offense and the degree of potential punishment incurred. The penalty can vary from a term of probation to life imprisonment. In addition, the Penal Law authorizes the imposition of a fine not exceeding the higher of $5,000.00 or double the amount of the defendant's gain from the commission of the crime.

Being charged with a Felony Crime is a very serious offense. A Felony conviction can impact every aspect of your life. In addition to imprisonment, fines and/or probation, a Felony conviction in New York includes automatic loss of the right to vote, the right to own a firearm, and the exclusion and/or revocation of some operator and/or professional licenses.

Felony charges are often very complex matters. With so much at stake, you need an experienced, qualified attorney to represent you. There are many factors that contribute to the outcome of a Felony charge, making it extremely important to find the best attorney to represent your interests.

If you were arrested for any felony offense and reside in any town in the vicinity of Merrick, Oceanside, Freeport, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Hicksville, Island Park, Long Beach, East Rockaway, Plainview, or Syosset, call Michael A. Arbeit immediately to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Top Notch Long Island, New York Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer.  

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First Timer Felony Offender Sentencing Chart: Penal Law Offenses

Level of Felony

Minimum Sentence

Maximum Sentence

A1 Non-Violent

15-Life

25-Life

A2 Non-Violent

3-Life

8 1/3 – Life

A1 Violent

15-Life

25-Life

B Non-Violent

1-3

8 1/3 - 25

B Violent

5

25

C Non-Violent

1 - 3

5 - 15

C Violent

3 ½

15

D Non-Violent

0

2 1/3-7

D Violent

0/2

7

E Non-Violent

0

1 1/3-4

E Violent

0/1 ½

4

Prior Felony Offender (Current Non-Violent with Prior Felony)

Level of Felony

Minimum Sentence

Maximum Sentence

A2

6-Life

12 1/2-Life

B

4 ½-9

12 ½-25

C

3-6

7 ½-15

D

2-4

3 ½-7

E

1 ½-3

2-4

Present Violent Felony Offender

Level of Felony

Minimum Sentence with Prior Non-Violent Conviction

Minimum Sentence with Prior Violent Conviction

Maximum Sentence

B

8

10

25

C

5

7

15

D

3

5

7

E

2

3

4

In Nassau County, Arraignments on indicted felony cases are held at the Nassau County Courthouse, located at 262 Old County Road, Mineola, New York 11501 and the West Wing located at 252 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501.

In Suffolk County, Arraignments on indicted felony cases are held at the Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex, located at 201 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901.

Felony sentencing is extremely complicated in New York. At Michael A. Arbeit, P.C., we understand the complexities and the loopholes of the New York sentencing guidelines and are always available to help you. Call today for a free consultation.


Based in Freeport, NY Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. serves clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, New York County, Kings County, and Bronx County New York.



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