Class 4 felony can be defined as the lowest level felony committed in a state or region. The white-collar crimes that came under the heading of class 4 felony are fraud, forgery, mail fraud, racketeering, etc. Class 4 felony has serious crimes but not as serious as felony type 1 or 2. Certain domestic crimes such as stalking and violation of restraining order could be considered as class 4 felony crimes. Not every state has class 4 felony. Some countries classify the crimes by alphabetical systems such as A, B or C and not by the digits. The classification is made in such a manner that related crimes with their maximum or minimum sentences are placed in each classification. The code numbers describe which crime fits into which category.
The standard prison duration for class 4 felony is 1 to 4 years at most. Fines are also charged, and they could range from $10,000 up till $100,000 US Dollars. Few countries enforce jail sentences of up to 10 years. Penalties are different for different states.
Moreover, in addition to imprisonment and fine charges, there are inevitable consequences of class 4 felony.
- A felon loses the right to become an elector and either to vote or run any public office nor could be a candidate for office.
- Is suspended from a jury for seven years.
- Loses the ability to have weapons. The person is not eligible for carrying any weapon. He should transfer the weapon if any to the Safety Commissioner.
- Could lose a professional license. The state may refuse the employment, license, registration if the person is found guilty (depending on the nature of the crime), or lacks a good moral character.
- A higher education student will not be granted any loan or aid if he is convicted under federal or state law of crime. For conviction of possession, a felon is ineligible for one year for the first offense, two years for the second crime and three years for the third time. For conviction of sale, a person is ineligible for two years on a first offense and indirectly for the second time. The student may regain the eligibility after the conviction being removed or fulfills.
The felony may have some serious consequences. These consequences could be trouble making to get a job, to get into educational programs andto gain a professional license. If you are charged with any conviction, consult an experienced advocate.