Published on:

What is a felony and what are the penalties?


In the State of New York, a criminal offense is defined by the New York Penal Law, and can be considered a violation, Misdemeanor or a felony.

A violation is punishable by up to 15 days in jail. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail. The are three categories of misdemeanors; A, B, and those that are considered unclassified.

A B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail. A felony is punishable by over one year in jail. A felony charge has 5 categories in New York, ranging from A to E. The most severe offense is considered an A felony, which can include a life in prison sentence, and an E felony is considered the lowest level and it punishable by at least 366 days in jail.

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, it is important to consult with a NYC Criminal Lawyer or a New York Misdemeanor Lawyer. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor such as Assault, Marijuana Possession, Petit Larceny or DWI; or a felony crime such as Arson, Kidnapping, a Sex Crime, Domestic Violence or Fraud, you will need the skill and knowledge of a lawyer to protect your rights.

Contact the Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates, where we can offer you guidance and a completely free consultation when you phone us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

Posted in:
Published on:

Comments are closed.

Contact Information