What is the sentence for first degree assault in alabama

Asked almost 5 years ago - Lineville, AL

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

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  1. Martin Evan Weinberg

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . 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.

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  2. William Calvin White II

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . 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.

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