The Law Office of Deondra Sexton represents individuals charged in Drug Offenses, White Collar Crimes, Traffic Violations, and Juvenile Crimes such as shoplifting, truancy, and loitering.
Being charged with a crime is like a looming cloud of worry, doubt, confusion, and what-ifs.
Being convicted of a crime and even accused of certain crimes can cause a domino effect of undesirable consequences to occur in your life. Seeking representation from a lawyer is a critical step that can help relieve the overall feeling of despair and doom.
If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, it is important that you understand your rights, the charges against you, and possible outcomes.
Further, it is important to understand the sentencing structure in South Carolina when it comes to felonies and misdemeanors. South Carolina categorizes felony and misdemeanor offenses into classes.
Felonies are categorized into six different classes for sentencing purposes:
- (1) Class A felonies
- (2) Class B felonies
- (3) Class C felonies
- (4) Class D felonies
- (5) Class E felonies
- (6) Class F felonies
According to the South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 16-1-20, Penalties for classes of felonies for sentencing purposes, Class A felonies are punishable by not more than thirty years, while Class F felonies are punishable by not more than five years. However, South Carolina identifies some felonies that do not fall into the categorization system. Each of these “exempted” crimes has its own potential penalties.
Misdemeanors are categorized into three classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by not more than three years, Class B misdemeanors are punishable by not more than two years, and Class C misdemeanors are punishable by not more than one year.
As you can see, a felony and some misdemeanor convictions can have serious consequences. An aggressive, steadfast, zealous, and optimistic attorney is needed to advocate for you and your freedom.
The Law Office of Deondra Sexton understands your despair and will use every legal avenue to fight and protect your freedom and rights.