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Felony Class (A) - 10 years to 30 years, and up to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections
Felony Class (B) - 5 years to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections
Felony Class (C) - 2 years and not to exceed 7 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections
Felony Class (D) - 1 year and not to exceed 4 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections
Felony Probation - The probation term for a felony conviction is from 1 year to 5 years.
Class (A) misdemeanor - 1 day to 364 days in jail
Class (B) misdemeanor - 1 day to 180 days in jail
Class (C) misdemeanor - 1 day to 15 days in jail
Ordinance violations and infractions - no jail time
Misdemeanor Probation - The probation term for a misdemeanor conviction is up to 2 years.
If you are your loved one is charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, call attorney Travis Strobach today for your free consultation (314) 651-9360
Alternative Sentences to jail or prison time:
There are several types of alternative sentences in Missouri that can avoid actual prison time. These include, but are not limited to drug court, DWI court, mental health court and veterans court. Additionally, for those with substance abuse addictions and facing serious offenses or someone with a past criminal history, 120 days in an institutional treatment program or long term treatment up to approximately 1 year is possible.
Statute of limitations for Felonies and Misdemeanors:
What does statute of limitations mean: it gives the Prosecution a maximum amount of time (usually years) to charge a person with an offense after it was allegedly committed.
Most felonies carry a 3 year statute of limitations.
Most misdemeanors carry a 1 year statute of limitations.
Most infractions or ordinance violations carry with them a 6 months statute of limitations.
Some charges carry with them a longer statute of limitations, such as felony arson in the 2nd degree, knowingly burning or exploding, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, misconduct in office and sexually based offenses.
There are no statute of limitations for murder, forcible sodomy or rape, attempted forcible sodomy or rape, or any class A felony.
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Missouri Sentencing Guidelines for crimes after January 1, 2017:
The authorized terms of imprisonment for all classifications of criminal offenses are as follows:
(1) For a class A felony, a term of years not less than ten years and not to exceed thirty years, or life imprisonment;
(2) For a class B felony, a term of years not less than five years and not to exceed fifteen years;
(3) For a class C felony, a term of years not less than three years and not to exceed ten years;
(4) For a class D felony, a term of years not to exceed seven years;
(5) For a class E felony, a term of years not to exceed four years;
(6) For a class A misdemeanor, a term not to exceed one year;
(7) For a class B misdemeanor, a term not to exceed six months;
(8) For a class C misdemeanor, a term not to exceed fifteen days.
The authorized fine amounts for felonies and misdemeanors are as follows:
(1) For a class C, D, or E felony, ten thousand dollars;
(2) For a class A misdemeanor, two thousand dollars;
(3) For a class B misdemeanor, one thousand dollars;
(4) For a class C misdemeanor, seven hundred fifty dollars;
(5) For a class D misdemeanor, five hundred dollars;
(6) For an infraction, four hundred dollars; or
(7) If the person has gained money or property through the commission of the offense, to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not exceeding double the amount of the person's gain from the commission of the offense.