Felony v. Misdemeanor Charges In Kentucky
Felony Charges in Kentucky
A felony is a crime that is punishable by one year or more in prison. Felonies are broken down in Kentucky to capital offense and Class A, B, C, and D felonies.
In Kentucky murder is a capital offense and punishable by
- Life without parole
- 25 years to life in prison, or
- 20 to 50 years in prison
Class A Felony
Class A felonies are punishable by 20 to 50 years imprisonment or life in prison.
Class B Felony
Class B felonies are punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.
Class C Felony
Class C felonies carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years.
Class D Felony
Class D felonies are punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison.
Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by less than one year in prison.
In addition to prison terms criminal charges in Kentucky can result in orders to pay a fine up to $10,000.