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Felonies carry severe penalties and can radically alter the course of your life. If you were accused of a felony, it is essential that you get strong legal representation. These cases should be handled by an experienced professional. At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we make it a point to treat all of our clients with respect and dignity, regardless of the charges against them. We have more than 48 years of combined experience in criminal defense.

Whenever you call our office, you will talk with one of our attorneys. We do not pass our cases off to paralegals or refer to other firms; we will stick by you every step of the way. Our legal team is also composed of a former magistrate and former prosecutor, so they have an inside scoop on how the other side works and use this knowledge to anticipate the case against you.

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Classifying Felonies in Michigan

Not all felony charges are the same. In the state of Michigan, felonies are divided into classes. The class of your felony determines the severity of your sentence if convicted.

As determined by Michigan law, these classes include:

  • Class H: If you steal identification, misuse personal information, or claim false representation, you may be charged with this type of felony. Class H charges are the least severe, and typically result in jail time. Sometimes, probation or electronic monitoring are possible alternatives.
  • Class G: Various money crimes, forms of white collar bribery, and domestic violence are classified as G crimes. These offenses are punishable by up to two years in prison.
  • Class F: Some small drug offenses and white collar crimes are organized into Class F. If convicted, the defendant can spend up to four years in prison.
  • Class E: Shoplifting, home invasions, and carrying an unauthorized weapon without unlawful intent, all fall under the E category. You can spend up to five years in prison for committing one of these crimes.
  • Class D: These felonies result in up to 10 years in prison. Some offenses in this category include human trafficking and high-cost embezzlement.
  • Class C: Robbery, human trafficking causing injury, and many cases of manslaughter are Class C crimes and are punishable by up to 15 years of detainment.
  • Class B: Child pornography, child abuse, and second-degree arson all fall under this category. These and other Class B crimes can result in 20 years imprisonment.
  • Class A: The most serious felony charges are Class A crimes. These include murder, kidnapping, and first-degree sexual misconduct. You could serve a life sentence if convicted of a Class A felony, which is why it is essential to have an aggressive Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer on your side.

The Statute of Limitations in Michigan

Some crimes, such as murder, first-degree sexual assault, and terrorism have no statute of limitations. This means that a victim, or the victim's family, can press charges at any time after the incident occurs. However, most felonies do operate under a statute of limitations. All other sexual assaults must be reported within 10 years after the incident or by the victim’s 21st birthday, whichever is later. For crimes like identity theft, the statute of limitations is only 6 years.

Call an Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer at Dawid & Gatti, PLLC at (734) 230-7356 if you want a committed, hardworking legal team on your side.

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At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we use our experience and resources to provide our clients with focused representation. With more than 45 years in the legal field, our attorneys can draw from their unique professional experience to help develop a legal strategy for your case. We speak English, Spanish, and Arabic to make communication easier for our clients.

  • Representation from a former prosecutor and district court magistrate.
  • Using a team approach to cases in order to build strong representation.
  • We work directly with our clients and don't hand them off to others.
  • Our team keeps our clients informed of each step in the legal process.
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