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 Scales of Justice

Felony offenses are the most serious criminal offenses. All non-drug related felonies fall within 6 classes, with class 1 felonies being the most serious. The minimum sentence for conviction of a class 1 felony is life imprisonment, and the maximum sentence is death. For a class 6 felony, the minimum sentence is 1 year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both. The maximum sentence for a class 6 felony is 18 months in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both. There are some class 2 through felonies that are considered to pose an extraordinary risk of harm, and carry greater penalties than other class 2 through 6 felonies.


Misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony offenses but more serious than petty offenses. Although they are less serious than felonies, conviction of a misdemeanor can still result in a defendant being sentenced to jail time. Most misdemeanors are classified as Class 1, 2, 3, or unclassified - with Class 1 being the most serious. Drug misdemeanors are classified as either Level 1 or 2. Misdemeanor traffic offenses are classified as Class 1, 2, or unclassified.

Personal Injury

Suffering serious bodily injury in a catastrophic accident can turn your life upside down in an instant.  Often the victim is faced with time off from work or termination, a lost asset such as a car, extremely high medical expenses and it takes an emotional toll on the victim and their family and friends.  Before you decide to negotiate or settle with an insurance company out of panic because of massive financial loss and upcoming expenses, you need to call Molly Jansen Law Group for a free consultation.  

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