Tennessee Felony Crimes
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At The Collins Law Firm, PLLC we understand how traumatic and stressful
getting charged with a felony can be. When you retain an experienced
Nashville criminal defense attorney, you can find peace of mind knowing our legal team can build you a solid defense.
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Understanding Felony Crimes
The state of Tennessee divides felony crimes into four classifications:
Class A, B, C, D and E. Class A felonies are considered the most severe.
Below is a list of the four classifications of felony charges in Tennessee.
Class A Felony
Except for crimes punishable by death or life imprison, Class A felonies
are the most serious crimes in Tennessee. Individuals accused of a Class
A felony could face between 15 and 60 years in prison and fines up to
$50,000. One example of a class a felony includes aggravated rape. Aggravating
factors of a rape charge include rape of a child under 13 years old, rape
that causes injury to the victim, rape with a deadly weapon.
Class B Felony
Individuals charged with a Class B felony could face anywhere between 8
to 30 years in prison. They will also be required to pay up to $25,000
in fines. In Tennessee, if you cause a child to engage in sex acts to
make pornography, you could be charged with a Class B felony.
Class C Felony
Crimes that are charged as Class C felonies include aggravated assault
crimes. If you are charged with a Class C Felony, you could face 3 to
15 years in prison in addition to fines up to $10,000.
Class D Felony
In Tennessee possession of more than 10 pounds but less than 70 of marijuana
is considered a class D felony. The class D felony includes a prison term
of between 2 and 12 years and a fine of up to $5,000.
Class E Felony
Under Tennessee law, the class E felony is considered least serious. As
such, criminals charged with a class E felony can face between one and
six years in prison and fines up to $3,000.
Consequences of a Felony Conviction
If you are charged with a felony, hiring an accomplished, skilled Nashville
criminal defense lawyer is imperative. You could lose many of your civil
rights if you are convicted of a felony.
- Some of the most common rights you could lose include:
- Voting rights
- Jury rights
- The right to bear arms
- The right to travel internationally
- The right to public housing benefits
Contact a Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney
Our founding attorney, Attorney Grover Collins has won numerous awards
for his commitment to providing excellent representation for his clients
and the legal team at The Collins Law Firm, PLLC has dedicated their careers
to doing the same. If
you or someone you know is facing felony charges in Nashville, Lewisburg
or Brentwood, contact our firm to schedule your first free initial consultation.
Speak to a qualified Nashville criminal defense lawyer today.