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) subcategories of Felonies (A-1, A-II, B, C, D, and E) ranging from the most to least serious in terms of severity of the 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.

First Timer Felony Offender Sentencing Chart: Penal Law Offenses

Level of FelonyMinimum SentenceMaximum Sentence
A1 Non-Violent15-Life25-Life
A2 Non-Violent3-Life8 1/3 – Life
A1 Violent15-Life25-Life
B Non-Violent1-38 1/3 – 25
B Violent525
C Non-Violent1 – 35 – 15
C Violent3 ½15
D Non-Violent02 1/3-7
D Violent0/27
E Non-Violent01 1/3-4
E Violent0/1 ½4

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

Level of FelonyMinimum SentenceMaximum Sentence
A26-Life12 1/2-Life
B4 ½-912 ½-25
C3-67 ½-15
D2-43 ½-7
E1 ½-32-4

Present Violent Felony Offender

Level of FelonyMinimum Sentence with Prior Non-Violent ConvictionMinimum Sentence with Prior Violent ConvictionMaximum Sentence

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.