Felony Charges

Felony Charges

Felony Charges

The following list of crimes can result in a felony record if you are convicted:

  • Third DUI conviction in seven years;
  • Felony DUI;
  • DUI causing death or serious bodily harm;
  • Certain domestic violence incidences;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Murder;
  • Robbery;
  • Arson;
  • Certain theft crimes;
  • Some drug crimes;
  • Certain gun crimes;
  • White collar crimes.

How Are Assault Crimes Classified?

Based on the level of the offense and the damage that occurs, an assault crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The state of Missouri charges this offense as first, second, or third degree assault.

The following classifications are used for the conviction of an assault crime:
  • Third degree: Considered a misdemeanor and can occur when an individual causes physical injury to someone, is negligent with a deadly weapon, or purposely threatens someone
  • Second degree: Considered a felony and can occur when an individual tries to kill someone, knowingly injures someone with a deadly weapon, or injures someone while drunk driving
  • First degree: Considered a felony and can occur when an individual knowingly attempts to kill someone or knowingly injures someone very seriously
  • Punishments for an assault crime can include time in prison, a heavy fine, or both. The judge will consider the severity of the crime before assigning a sentence.

If you are facing an assault conviction, it is important to work with an attorney you can trust. Attorney Labovitz's success as a St. Louis criminal defense attorney will inspire the confidence you need.
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