While a misdemeanor conviction often results jail time, a felony offense
can be punishable by a one-year prison sentence, or worse. Having a felony
conviction on your permanent criminal record can make it difficult to
look for work, find a place to live, apply for college, and take advantage
of other opportunities in life. Additionally, any subsequent felony offenses
can result in harsher penalties.
If you have been charged with a felony crime in St. Louis, our legal team at
The Hammer Law Firm, LLC is committed to helping you get your charges dismissed or significantly
reduced to potentially avoid serving any time behind bars. With more than
three decades of legal experience, we can investigate your case, gather
and analyze evidence from law enforcement, and create an effective and
personalized defense strategy to get obtain a favorable outcome.
Felony Crimes in Missouri
There are five classes of felonies in Missouri, ranging between Class A
and Class E. The former is the most serious offense while the latter is
The following is a breakdown of the penalties associated with each felony class:
Class A felony – Punishable by a minimum ten-year prison sentence and a maximum
30 years sentence or life imprisonment. Common felonies in this category
include first-degree murder, forcible rape of a child under 12 years of
age, first-degree robber, first-degree kidnapping, and drug trafficking.
Class B felony – Carries a minimum five-year prison term and up to 15 years imprisonment.
Common felonies in this category include first-degree burglary and voluntary
Class C felony – Results in a maximum prison sentence of ten years and/or a fine
not exceeding $10,000. Common felonies in this category include involuntary
manslaughter, theft, second-degree statutory rape, and drug possession.
Classy D felony – Punishable by a maximum seven-year prison sentence and/or a fine
no more than $10,000. Common felonies in this category include third-degree
domestic violence, fraud, passing a bad check, and resisting arrest.
Class E felony – Carries a maximum four-year prison term and/or a fine of up to
$10,000. Common felonies in this category include criminal negligence.
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If you are facing criminal charges, our firm is prepared to help. Because
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will approach your case. Our legal backgrounds better enable us to develop
a counterattack to protect your rights and freedom, giving you the upper
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