Misdemeanors & Felonies

Lebanon Criminal Law Attorney

What is a Felony?

Felony 1: A first-degree felony includes crimes such as rape, kidnapping, arson, and murder. The maximum sentence for each first-degree felony charge is 20 years in prison. Especially heinous crimes, such as first degree murder, may carry harsher penalties, including life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Felony 2: A second-degree felony can include statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, and burglary when no one is present in the building. If convicted on a second-degree felony charge, the maximum prison sentence is 10 years for each charge.

Felony 3: A third-degree felony charge includes reckless burning or exploding, terroristic threats, and carrying a gun without a permit.

What is a misdemeanor?

Misdemeanor 1: A first-degree misdemeanor charge can include assault on a sports official, prostitution (for the fourth time), and dealing in infant children. The maximum sentence for a crime under a misdemeanor 1 is 5 years in prison.

Misdemeanor 2: Second-degree misdemeanors include bigamy, false testimony in official matters, and impersonating a public servant. If convicted of a second-degree misdemeanor, the maximum prison sentence is 3 years.

Misdemeanor 3: Third-degree misdemeanor charges may include disorderly conduct, loitering, and open lewdness. If convicted of a second-degree misdemeanor, the maximum prison sentence is 1 year.

If you have been charged with any criminal charge, whether it be a summary offense, misdemeanor, or a felony, contact the experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys at Henry & beaver, LLP., today. We will review your case and craft the best possible defense. Call our office at 717-274-3644 to schedule a free initial consultation.