Criminal Sentencing Guidelines
Punishment for a crime will vary based on the type of crime, your criminal history and your unique case. A criminal defense lawyer can help you understand more about the classification of your crime and the potential sentencing.
There are often sentencing guidelines which ensure that consistent and appropriate punishments are dealt by the court. Crimes are separated into different categories based on their level of severity. Misdemeanors, which are generally considered to be less serious than felonies, are separated by classes, while felonies are generally classified by degrees.