Though it may not feel like it when you’ve been arrested, you absolutely can and deserve to fight the charges against you. Whether you simply made a mistake or you need to minimize those charges, don’t believe for one second that this is an impossible task.
Potential Outcomes for Nebraska Felonies
Nebraska classifies felonies into 9 different categories. Below is an overview of the types of felonies, as well as the possible penalties, for each class:
- A Class I Felony typically includes first-degree murder and may be punishable with the death penalty.
- A Class IA Felony may involve crimes such as kidnapping, committing arson, or murder. Penalties typically include a lifelong prison sentence.
- A Class IB Felony typically includes burglary, sexual assault of a child, aggravated assault (purposefully attempting to cause serious bodily injury), or manslaughter (killing someone without premeditation). Penalties may include 20+ years in prison (and up to a life-long sentence).
- A Class IC Felony may involve crimes such as committing a felony with a deadly weapon, possessing an illegal substance, or robbery. Penalties typically include 5-50 years in prison.