All felonies in the state of Alabama arise either in the County District Court or at the Federal District Court level. Punishment for felonies range from a year and a day to death by lethal injection.
In Alabama, felonies are graded A, B or C. In an A felony, the punishment range is 10-99 years or life; a B felony is 2-20 years; and a C felony is a year and a day up to 10 years. There are enhancements that add time to the sentences which include drug sales near a school or housing project, possession of a firearm or, if you have been previously convicted of a felony, the Habitual Offender Act applies.
The rights of a convicted felon in Alabama are greatly impacted—even after a sentence has been served and many years have passed. There are restrictions on your right to vote, right to bear arms, right to hold public office, right to hold a professional license and more depending on the type of felony conviction.
If you are facing felony charges or have been convicted of a felony and would like to seek an appeal, contact the law office of Jeffrey D. Bramer, P.C. Mr. Bramer provides aggressive legal representation to protect your best interests and ensure that your rights are protected throughout all stages of the criminal trial process.
Call 205-777-7658 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Alabama criminal defense lawyer today.