Can a Greensboro Criminal Defense Attorney Explain At What Level Each Crime May Be Sentenced?

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Can a Greensboro criminal defense attorney explain at what level each crime may be sentenced?  Yes they can.

Crimes are listed by the North Carolina legislature under statute numbers, and then assigned a level. A sentencing level is a misdemeanor or felony, with felonies being the more serious.  In addition, within those categories, there is a rising level of seriousness, with felonies closer to the beginning of the alphabet being more serious, and lower numbers being more serious misdemeanors.

If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor Greensboro criminal offense, contact the Greensboro criminal defense lawyers at Garrett Walker Aycoth and Olson.  And use this handy guide to North Carolina crimes, which will be split into four post, to determine the magnitude of your charge.

  • Death by Vehicle, Aggravated Felony (N.C.G.S. 20-141.4(a5)) – Class D Felony
  • Death by Vehicle, Felony (N.C.G.S. 20-141.4(a1)) – Class D Felony
  • Death by Vehicle, Misdemeanor (N.C.G.S. 20-141.4(a2)) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Death by Vehicle, Repeat Felony (N.C.G.S. 20-141.4(a6)) – Class B2 Felony
  • Murder, First Degree (N.C.G.S. 14-17) – Class A Felony
  • Manslaughter, Involuntary (N.C.G.S. 14-18) – Class F Felony
  • Murder, Second Degree (N.C.G.S. 14-17) – Class B2 Felony
  • Manslaughter, Voluntary (N.C.G.S. 14-18) – Class D Felony
  • Assault, Simple (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-32.4) – Class F Felony
  • Assault Inflicting Physical Injury by Strangulation (N.C.G.S. 14-32.4) – Class H Felony
  • Assault Inflicting with a Deadly Weapon (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill (N.C.G.S. 14-32) – Class E Felony
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-32) – Class E Felony
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-32) – Class C Felony
  • Assault by Pointing a Gun (N.C.G.S. 14-34) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Discharging a Barreled Weapon or Firearm into Occupied Property (N.C.G.S. 14-34.1) – Class E Felony
  • Discharging a Barreled Weapon or Firearm into Occupied Dwelling or Occupied Conveyance in Operation (N.C.G.S. 14-34.1) – Class D Felony
  • Discharging a Barreled Weapon or Firearm into Occupied Property Causing Serious Bodily Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-34.1) – Class C Felony
  • Assault, Secret (N.C.G.S. 14-31) – Class E Felony
  • Assault on a Female (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Child Under 12 (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault in the Presence of a Minor (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Handicapped Person (N.C.G.S. 14-32.1) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault, Aggravated, on a Handicapped Person (N.C.G.S. 14-32.1) – Class F Felony
  • Assault on a Governmental Officer or Employee (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Company Police Officer (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault with a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon on a Governmental Officer or Employee or Company or Campus Police (N.C.G.S. 14-34.2) – Class F Felony
  • Assault with a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer, Probation or Parole Officer, or detention Facility Employee (N.C.G.S. 14-34.5) – Class E Felony
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Injury or Serious Bodily Injury on a Law Enforcement Officer, Probation or Parole Officer, or detention Facility Employee (N.C.G.S. 14-34.5) – Class F Felony
  • Malicious Conduct by a Prisoner (N.C.G.S. 14-258.4) – Class F Felony
  • Assault on a Court Officer (N.C.G.S. 14-16.6,9,10) – Class I Felony
  • Assault on a Court Officer Using a Deadly Weapon or Inflicting Serious Injury (N.C.G.S. 14-16.6(b), (c)) – Class F Felony
  • Assault on School Personnel (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault and Battery on a Sports Official (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Public Transit Officer (N.C.G.S. 14-33) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Firefighter or Specified Medical Personnel (N.C.G.S. 14-34.6) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on a Firefighter or Specified Medical Personnel Inflicting Serious Injury or Using a Deadly Weapon other than a Firearm (N.C.G.S. 14-34.6(a), (b)) – Class I Felony
  • Assault on a Firefighter or Specified Medical Personnel Inflicting Serious Injury with a Firearm (N.C.G.S. 14-34.6(a), (c)) – Class F Felony
  • Assault on Emergency Personnel (N.C.G.S. 14-288.9) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Assault on Emergency Personnel with a Dangerous Weapon (N.C.G.S. 14-288.9) – Class F Felony
  • Assault, Habitual Misdemeanor (N.C.G.S. 14-33.2) – Class H Felony
  • Ethnic Intimidation (N.C.G.S. 14-401.14) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Malicious Injury by Use of an Explosive or Incendiary (N.C.G.S. 14-49) – Class D Felony
  • Malicious Throwing of a Corrosive Acid or Alkali (N.C.G.S. 14-30.1) – Class E Felony
  • Maiming of Tongue or Eye (N.C.G.S. 14-30) – Class C Felony
  • Maiming of Nose, Lip, Ear or Limb (N.C.G.S. 14-29) – Class E Felony
  • Castration or Maiming of Privy Member (N.C.G.S. 14-28) – Class C Felony
  • Communicating Threats (N.C.G.S. 14.277.1) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Threat to Kill or Inflict Injury on a Court Officer (N.C.G.S. 14-16.7) – Class 1 Felony
  • Harassing Phone Calls (N.C.G.S. 14.196) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Cyberstalking (N.C.G.S. 14-196.3)
  • Using Electronic Mail or Electronic Communication to Threaten to Inflict Bodily Harm or Property Damage or Extort Money (N.C.G.S. 14-196.3 (b)(1)) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Repeatedly Using Electronic Mail or Electronic Communication for Harassment (N.C.G.S. 14-196.3 (b)(2)) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Using Electronic Mail or Electronic Communication to Send False Statement (N.C.G.S. 14-196.3 (b)(3)) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Stalking (N.C.G.S. 14-277.3) – First Offense Class A1 Misdemeanor, Stalking With    a Court Order in Affect Class F Felony
  • Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (N.C.G.S. 50B-4.1) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Child Abuse (Misdemeanor) (N.C.G.S. 14-318.2) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Physical Injury (Felony) (N.C.G.S. 14-318.4) – Class E Felony
  • Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury or Mental or Emotional Injury (Felony) (N.C.G.S. Subsection (a3) G.S. 14-318.4) – Class C Felony
  • Child Abuse – Prostitution (Felony) (N.C.G.S. Subsection (a1) G.S. 14-318.4) – Class E Felony
  • Child Abuse – Sexual Act (Felony) (N.C.G.S. Subsection (a2) G.S. 14-318.4) – Class E Felony
  • Contributing to a Juvenile’s Being Delinquent, Undisciplined, Abused, Or Neglected (N.C.G.S. 14.316.1) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Patient Abuse and Neglect (N.C.G.S. 14.32.2) – Elements (1) through (4) and (5) (a) – Class C Felony, Elements (1) through (4) and (5) (b) – Class E Felony, Elements (1) through (4) and (5) (c) – Class F Felony, Elements (1) through (4) and (5) (d) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Abuse of a Disabled or Elderly Adult (N.C.G.S. 14-32.3) – Elements (1) through (5) and (6) (a) – Class F Felony, Elements (1) through (5) and (6) (b) – Class H Felony
  • Neglect of a Disabled or Elderly Adult (N.C.G.S. 14.32.3 (b)) – Elements (1) through (5) and (6) (a) – Class G Felony, Elements (1) through (5) and (6) (b) – Class I Felony
  • First – Degree Forcible Rape (N.C.G.S. 14-27.2) – Class B1 Felony
  • Second – Degree Forcible Rape (N.C.G.S. 14-27.3) – Class C Felony
  • First – Degree Statutory Rape (N.C.G.S. Subsection (a) (1) G.S. 14-27.2) – Class B1 Felony
  • Statutory Rape of a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7A)
  • Statutory Rape of a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is at Least Six Years Older Than the Victim (G.S. 14-27.7A (a)) – Class B1 Felony
  • Statutory Rape of a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is More Than Four but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim (G.S. 14-27.7A(b)) – Class C Felony
  • First – Degree Forcible Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. 14-27.4) – Class B1 Felony
  • Second – Degree Forcible Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. 14-27.5) – Class C Felony
  • First – Degree Statutory Sexual Offense (Subsection (a) (1) G.S. 14-27.4) – Class B1 Felony
  • Statutory Sexual Offense Against a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old
  • Statutory Sexual Offense Against a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is at Least Six Years Older Than The Victim (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7 A (a)) –  Class B1 Felony
  • Statutory Sexual Offense Against a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is More Than Four but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7A(b)) – Class C Felony
  • Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7) – Class E Felony
  • Sexual Activity by a Custodian (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7(a)) – Class E Felony
  • Sexual Activity with a Student
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7(b)) – Class G Felony
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer (Felony) (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7(b)) – Class G Felony
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer (Misdemeanor) (N.C.G.S. 14-27.7(b)) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Indecent Liberties with a Child (N.C.G.S. 14-202.1) – Class F Felony
  • Indecent Liberties Between Children (N.C.G.S. 14-202.2) – Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student (N.C.G.S. 14-202.4)
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach (N.C.G.S. 14-202.4(a)) – Class I Felony
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach (Felony) (N.C.G.S. 14-202.4(a)) – Class I Felony
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach (Misdemeanor) (N.C.G.S. 14-202.4(b)) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. 14-27.5A) – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Solicitation of a Child by Computer to Commit an Unlawful Sex Act (N.C.G.S. 14-202.3) – Class H Felony
  • Sex Offender Registration Offenses
  • Failure to Register, etc., as a Sex Offender (N.C.G.S. 14-208.11(a)) – Class F Felony
  • Assisting a Violator of Registration Obligations in Eluding Arrest (N.C.G.S. 14-208.11A(a)) – Class H Felony
  • Knowingly Residing Near a School of Child Care Center (N.C.G.S. 14-208.16(a)) – Class G Felony
  • Working or Volunteering in Activities Involving Instruction, Supervision, or Care of Minors (N.C.G.S. 14-208.17) – Class F Felony
  • Caring for a Minor When a Sex Offender Resides in the Same Location (N.C.G.S. 14-208.17(b)) – Class F Felony
  • Failing to Enroll in a Satellite-Based Monitoring Program (N.C.G.S. 14-208.44(a)) – Class F Felony
  • Tampering with a Satellite-Based Monitoring Device (N.C.G.S. 14-208.44(b)) – Class E Felony
  • Crime Against Nature (N.C.G.S. 14-177) – Class 1 Felony
  • Incest Offenses (N.C.G.S. 14-178)
  • Incest (N.C.G.S. 14-178(a)) – Class F Felony
  • Incest with a Person Who Is Under 13 (N.C.G.S 14-178(a), (b)(1)a) – Class B1 Felony
  • Incest with a Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is at Least Six Years Older Than the Victim (N.C.G.S. 14-178(a), (b)(1)b) – Class B1 Felony
  • Incest with a Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is More Than Four Years Older but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim (N.C.G.S. 14-178(a), (b)(2)) – Class C Felony
  • Bigamy (N.C.G.S. 14-183) – Class I Felony
  • Fornication and Adultery (N.C.G.S. 14-184) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Indecent Exposure (N.C.G.S. 14-190.9)
  • Indecent Exposure (Misdemeanor) (N.C.G.S. 14-190.9(a)) – Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Indecent Exposure (Felony) (N.C.G.S. 14-190.9(a1)) – Class H Felony
  • Peeping (N.C.G.S. 14-202)
  • Peeping into a Room Occupied by Another or Underneath or Through Clothing (N.C.G.S. 14-202(a), (a1)) – Class 1 Misdemeanor, second or subsequent conviction – Class A1 Misdemeanor
  • Peeping While Possessing a Device Capable of Creating a Photographic Image (N.C.G.S. 14-202(c)) – Class A1 Misdemeanor, second or subsequent conviction – Class I Felony
  • Peeping – Using a Photographic Imaging Device, Installing a Photographic Imaging Device, or Possessing an Image (N.C.G.S. 14-202(d)-(g)) – Class I Felony, second or subsequent conviction is punished one class higher
  • Peeping – Disseminating Images (N.C.G.S. 14-202(h)) – Class H Felony, second or subsequent conviction is punished one class higher

 

If you have been charged with one of the above crimes, there is hope.  Call the Greensboro criminal defense lawyers at Garrett Walker Aycoth and Olson today!

 

 

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