A criminal record search is affected by a variety of factors, with one of the most telling of these factors being what class of crime was committed and also what class of said classification the arrest or conviction was for. It is common knowledge that a felony offense denotes a more serious felony crime, while a misdemeanor denotes a less severe class offense. While in general, this maxim may be true to life, it is not always necessarily paramount to define a severity of criminal offense in a criminal history by just whether it was a felony or misdemeanor crime. Instead, it is necessary to look first at the class of felony crime, and second, to the specifics of the particular class felony crime and criminal. In this following article, we examine Class E felonies by definition of felony as well as how felony offenses can be affected by said variables, to best evaluate the significant felony basics to consider in any examination of a particular class criminal record.
First, to best understand Class E felony crimes, it is probably best to give an example or two of what sort of felony offenses are characterized as this classification of felony, in order to best understand the parameters of felony standard respective class punishment. The most common of Class E felony crimes occurring in this country are the following: felony battery with great bodily harm intended, robbery, and/or burglary. While all of these felony crimes are also commonly charged with other felony classes, certain variables presuppose them to fall within this felony category according to the nature of the felony crime as well as the specifics of the offensive felony act.
To best explain how a Class E felony crime can be charged as less or more severe a felony crime, it is probably best to take a look at the more common of Class E felony crimes, as listed above, as examples. First, battery is easily defined as the carrying out of intent of harm. Simple battery could be charged as a misdemeanor or lesser felony, but if the offense is aggravated and/or involves great bodily harm to the victim involved, the felony charges could easily be pronounced Class E felony or above. Moreover, if a deadly weapon was used in the commission of battery, or even if the threat of one was introduced, the felony charges will easily show a more severe class felony of Class E felony status. The same applies to the other two common felonies of this class referenced earlier, felony robbery and burglary. While simple felony charges of either of these could be lesser felonies-or possibly misdemeanors-if excessive violence, a deadly weapon, or another felony crime were introduced in the exercising of this criminal felony activity; the felony crime becomes a Class E or more felony. It should be noted that while each state governs slightly differently in the punishment of all crimes, that the previously explained topic of felony offenses in this paragraph, typically remains true for all state jurisdictions.
The standard punishment for these felony crimes, initiated by the federal government, and analyzed by each state on their own is considered the foundation parameters for classes of felony crimes. This said, the given parameters for crimes of this class are the following: a criminal convicted of a crime of this class can be penalized by imprisonment of up to 15 years and/or fines of up to $50,000. It should be noted, however, that if said felony offender has a criminal history that includes any class criminal activity-especially previous offenses in this felony class and/or nature-that the rendering of punishment will easily be aggravated to more serious class felony penalties.