If you have been accused of a felony crime in Michigan, it is important to know the nature of the case against you. According to the State of Michigan, the eight different felony classes are categorized A-H.
The Class A felonies are by far the most serious crimes. These include both first and second degree murder, and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. If you are convicted of a Class A felony, you may spend up to life in prison.
The Class B felonies may be punishable for up to 20 years in prison and include second degree child abuse, production of child pornography, or second degree arson.
Class C felonies may result in up to 15 years in prison and include human trafficking that results in injury, manslaughter, and robbery.
Class D felonies are comprised of embezzlement, human trafficking, and larceny worth more than $20k. These are also punishable for up to 15 years in prison, the same as the Class C felonies.
Class E felonies include retail fraud, home invasion, and you may be in prison for up to 5 years. Class F felonies include an unauthorized loan or credit application and you may be in prison for 4 years. You may be charged with a G felony for writing a bad check over $500 intentionally, or for domestic assault: you may be in prison for up to 2 years if convicted. Finally, the class H felonies include misuse of personal information or use of stolen ID. Class H crimes may or may not include jail time, but also could involve electronic monitoring or probation.