While a Class B Felony in New York State isn’t the absolute worst crime you can commit, it is quite serious and you could be facing serious jail time, as well as fines. Felonies will also be listed on your permanent record and the charge will affect you for the rest of your life. In this blog, we’re going to discuss what a Class B felony entails in the state of New York and what the punishment includes. If you’re currently facing a felony charge and need a defense lawyer, contact The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein. We’re here to take your case and offer our best legal advice and representation in court. Contact us now to get started on your case.

Class B Felony Definition

It can be confusing when you commit a crime what class it may be categorized in. Some examples include:

  • Grand larceny in the first degree
  • Residential mortgage fraud in the first degree
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree
  • Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the first degree
  • Enterprise corruption
  • Criminal facilitation in the first degree
  • Tampering with a witness in the first degree
  • Money laundering in support of terrorism in the first degree
  • Attempted murder in the second degree
  • Aggravated manslaughter in the first degree

As you can tell, these are some serious crimes that take much forethought and planning to carry out. At The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein, we’ll do our best to represent you correctly in court and before a jury, but it’s important to remember that the higher the class of felony, the harder it may be to lower your sentence time. We promise to always do our best to represent you as well as we can when you choose our team.

Sentences for Class B Felonies

The sentences for a Class B felony are serious and can have lifelong effects on your life, as well as your family’s. If you’re convicted of a Class B nonviolent or violent felony, you can expect to serve a sentence as follows:

Nonviolent: One to three years, with a maximum sentence being 25 years
Violent: Five-25 years

If you’re convicted of two to three different crimes, your jail sentence could end up being your entire lifetime. These sentences don’t include the possibility of parole or probation. If you’re facing a felony conviction, you can expect to serve at least one year of jail time. Any previous convictions on your record, whether they’re misdemeanors, felonies, or petty crimes, will definitely affect your final sentence. Unfortunately, even a seasoned lawyer can’t guarantee that you can avoid jail time, even if you have an excellent reputation or have never been convicted of a crime before.

At The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein, we understand that it can be terrifying to be facing a felony conviction. Our team of experienced and compassionate defense lawyers will take on your case and do their best to make sure that you’re represented well in court. Contact us today if you’ve been convicted of a felony. We’re here for you!