Felony Charges

Felony Charges in Missouri

There are five categories of felonies in Missouri, ranging from Class A to Class E. Each class has a different set of offenses and sentencing guidelines.  If you have been charged with a Felony in Missouri, call Boehmer Law now for a free criminal consultation at 636-896-4020 with one of our experienced criminal attorneys and trial lawyers. A felony conviction can impact your family, career, and personal relationships. Let one of our criminal attorneys discuss your situation so we can begin helping you as soon as possible.

Commonly Heard Terms:
A “prior offender” is one who has been found guilty of one felony.

A “persistent offender” is one who has been found guilty of two or more felonies committed at different times.

A “persistent misdemeanor offender” is one who has been found guilty of two or more offenses, committed at different times that are classified as A or B misdemeanors under the laws of this state.

A “dangerous offender” is one who:

(1) Is being sentenced for a felony during the commission of which he knowingly murdered or endangered or threatened the life of another person or knowingly inflicted or attempted or threatened to inflict serious physical injury on another person; and

(2) Has been found guilty of a class A or B felony or a dangerous felony. 

"Conditional release” means the conditional discharge of an offender by the board of probation and parole, subject to conditions of release that the board deems reasonable to assist the offender to lead a law-abiding life, and subject to the supervision under the state board of probation and parole. The conditions of release shall include avoidance by the offender of any other offense, federal or state, and other conditions that the board in its discretion deems reasonably necessary to assist the releasee in avoiding further violation of the law.

What are Missouri’s felony classes?
Felonies in Missouri range from Class A, the most serious crimes, to Class E felonies, the least serious felony classification.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, penalties for various classifications are as follows:

The authorized terms of imprisonment, including both prison and conditional release terms, are:

(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

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