a woman first offense was charged with first degree assault wanting to know the sentence
Civil Rights Attorney
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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White Collar Crime Lawyer
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.