If you have been charged with a felony, you may be concerned about the length of a prison sentence should you be convicted. South Dakota has nine classes of felonies—Class A carries the most severe maximum sentence, and Class 6 is the least severe.
Unless specified by a particular criminal statute, each class of felony has a maximum sentence that could be imposed. However, not everyone will receive the maximum sentence. These classes and maximum sentences include:
Each felony crime can have multiple classifications with different maximum sentences, depending on the severity of the crime. No matter what felony conviction you face, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after you have been arrested.
If you have been charged with a felony, our experienced criminal defense team is here to help you. At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, we will explain your legal rights, give you an honest evaluation of your case, and fight to get the charges dismissed or reduced. Fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.
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