Skip to main content

What is the sentence for first degree assault in alabama

Lineville, AL |

a woman first offense was charged with first degree assault wanting to know the sentence

Attorney Answers 2

  1. If it is a first offense then it would be classified as a Class B felony.

    Class B felonies in Alabama carry a range of 2 years to 20 years.

    However, upon conviction a sentencing report/ probation report would need to be completed.

    Sentences vary depending on the location, the criminal history, work history and the seriousness of the offense.

    * This response does not mean a client-attorney relationship has started. This is simply and educational answer to help provide tools for consumers*

  2. In addition to being a class B felony punishable by 2 to 20 years, there could be an applicable weapons enhancement to the sentence.

    In Alabama, on an Assault I case, if a deadly weapon or dangerous weapon is used, it changes the range of punishment from 2 to 20 to 10 to 20 effectively raising the minimum sentence to 10 years.

    This is all conditional upon the woman having no prior felony convictions and this being her first offense.

Criminal defense topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics