Northern Kentucky Felony Defense Attorneys - Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton County
In Kentucky, a preliminary hearing is held in district court to determine if there is probable cause to charge the defendant with a felony. The preliminary hearing is a key stage in the felony process where the Commonwealth must establish probable cause to charge the Defendant with a felony offense.
Felony penalties in Kentucky include at least one year imprisonment, fines, and the surrender of certain civil liberties. A felony conviction can also lead to a future persistent felony offender or “PFO” charge.
Statutory terms of imprisonment for Kentucky felony offenses
CLASS A FELONY: 20-50 YEARS or LIFE
Not less than twenty (20) years nor more than fifty (50) years, or life imprisonment;
CLASS B FELONY: 10-20 YEARS
Not less than ten (10) years nor more than twenty (20) years;
CLASS C FELONY: 5-10 YEARS
Not less than five (5) years nor more than ten (10) years; and
CLASS D FELONY: 1-5 YEARS
Not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years.
CERTAIN CLASS D FELONIES: 1-3 YEARS
Not less than one (1) year and no more than three (3) years.
KY HB 463 Effective 6/8/11
Limited the maximum term of very few class D felonies, including first degree possession of a controlled substance, to three years instead of five.
KY Defense Attorneys
130 Park Place
Covington, Kentucky 41011
(859) 581-5191 (Fax)
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