Kansas Sentencing Ranges for Felonies
You Need Defense from Our Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyer
The prison time for a felony conviction depends on both the level of the
felony and the defendant's criminal history. The box below outlines
the presumptive prison time. The light shaded area represents when probation
is presumptive. However, shock time can be a real possibility, even when
probation is the presumption.
As reflected above, the person's criminal history is significant. There
are times when the criminal defense attorney can object to or lower what
the defendant's criminal history initially indicates. For example,
a recent case entitled Murdock stated that out of state convictions prior
to 1993, for a person felony should only be considered non-person felonies.
The Kansas legislature has recently attempted to circumvent this.
Probably more importantly, is the level of the felony. The best is when
there is no conviction due to prevailing at trial. However, sometimes
you can work out a diversion, plea to a lower felony, or sometimes even
get it amended to a misdemeanor. If you have been charged with a Kansas
felony, hire the best lawyer you can. To speak with an experienced Olathe
criminal defense attorney.
Call us today at (913) 232-2518.