Arkansas Felony

Arkansas Felony Fines
Felonies in the state of Arkansas carry high fines, which vary according to each felony class. For both Class A and Class B Felonies fines shall not exceed fifteen thousand dollars. Class C and Class D Felonies shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

Unclassified Felonies
under specific statutes can be charged as misdemeanors with fines ranging from one thousand dollars for a Class A Misdemeanor to Class B Misdemeanors with five hundred dollar fines to Class C Misdemeanors with one hundred dollar fines. Unclassified Felonies may also hold felony charges of fine payment of no more than one hundred dollars under certain codes along with payment of all property damages.

Arkansas Felony Imprisonment
Felonies more often carry jail time as punishment that vary depending on the crime and the felony classification. A Class Y Felony can have a sentence of no less than ten years in prison and can excel to forty years to life in prison. Class A Felonies can have sentences of no more than thirty years in prison but no less than six years of incarceration. Class B Felonies often have sentences between no less than five years and no more than twenty years in prison.

Class C Felonies can have imprisonments up to ten years or as low as three years. A Class D Felony is punishable by no more than six years in a state penitentiary. Unclassified Felonies have incarceration terms according to set statutes. When convicted as a misdemeanor, an Unclassified Felony can have up to one year in jail for a Class A Misdemeanor, up to ninety days for a Class B Misdemeanor, or up to thirty days for a Class C Misdemeanor.

Arkansas Department of Corrections Boot Camp
A boot camp by the Department of Corrections is available for individuals who have met certain requirements. These include first time offenders, non-violent criminals, and sentences of less than ten years. Boot camp is a program that lasts ninety to one hundred twenty days. This is the time in which individuals can wait out their parole, a time that is much shorter than would otherwise be in a jailing facility.

After boot camp has been completed, individuals are then place under parole supervision. Some offenses are not eligible for boot camp, but a charge may be amended by the prosecutor in favor of boot camp. A criminal defense attorney will be able to cite eligibility for this program.

Arkansas Expungement
Nearly all juvenile records can be expunged in the state of Arkansas, which happens when an individual becomes the age of eighteen. Even when a petition of expungement is submitted, the expungement may no be granted under the circumstances of not meeting the time period requirements, receiving additional convictions, previous expungement exits, pending arrest, conviction of a sexual offense, registration as a sex offender, or indication to the court that the case is still open.

In Arkansas arrests and convictions of serious and violent felonies are not eligible for expungement. This luxury is available for first-time misdemeanors and non-violent felonies only.

See also:
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