New York Felony
In the State of New York, criminal offenses are classified as either a violation, a misdemeanor or a felony. Violations are punishable by no more than 15 days imprisonment. A misdemeanor is punishable by anywhere from 15 days to one year imprisonment. There are three levels of misdemeanors, A, B & unclassified. An A misdemeanor can be punishable by up to one year in jail. A B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail, and an unclassified misdemeanor can be punishable by one year in jail. There are five levels of felonies in New York state, which range from A through E. The highest level is an E felony, which is punishable by up to life in prison. The lowest level felony is punishable by one year and one day in jail, at minimum.
If you have been charged with a crime, such as Assault, battery, petit larceny or Grand Larceny, it is important to speak with a qualified New York Criminal Lawyer from the Law Office of Elliot Adler, P.C. When you consult with your attorney, they can explain the charges against you and help to create a strong defense strategy that protects your interests. It is important to take action, as regardless of whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, you could be facing serious penalties including jail time, fines and probation. When you come in, we will provide you with valuable legal counsel and a free consultation. We handle matters throughout New York City, including locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also have locations in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island and Westchester County. Call us today at 212.785.1300 today.