What is a violent crime?



    Violent crimes are terrible offenses that people should face consequences for. They can affect someone for the rest of their life. When someone is a victim of a violent crime, they may suffer emotional turmoil. This pain and suffering can continue every day. This can cause them to be scared of leaving the house or doing tasks that are deemed normal. A victim can be affected forever emotionally and may also be affected physically. Violent crimes include murder, terrorism, kidnapping, assault, rape and more. These crimes can be categorized by the violence that was involved in them. The amount of violence involved in the crime can lead to harsher consequences.

    Class A-1 felonies consist of murder, terrorism, first-degree arson and first-degree kidnapping. They are considered the worst and most violent crimes. Class A-II felonies can include predatory sexual assault and predatory sexual assault against a child. Individuals charged with these felonies may face the most severe penalties due to the severity of the crime. Class B felonies include aggravated assault, rape, kidnapping in the second degree, robbery in the first degree and burglary in the first degree. Class C felonies include aggravated manslaughter in the second degree, robbery in the second degree, burglary in the second degree, various weapons charges and assault on a judge. Class D felonies include second-degree assault, second-degree rape and reckless assault of a child. Class E felonies can include persistent sexual abuse and fourth-degree aggravated sexual abuse.

    What penalties can someone face?

    For each crime, they can be handled differently. There are certain standards in place based on each category of violent crimes. Class A felonies may include a jail sentence of life or 20-25 years, which can be the most severe penalty since this category consists of the most severe crimes. These crimes increase in severity due to the extreme level of violence involved in them. Class B violent felonies may be met with imprisonment up to 25 years maximum or the minimum of one to three years. Class C felonies can lead to three and a half years to 15 years in jail. Class D felonies can cause a jail sentence of two to seven years. While Class E felonies may not include jail time, it can include probation. Individuals may be on probation for one and a half to four years.

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