State Laws

Kansas Felony

     

In the state of Kansas felonies are classified as off-grid or by a severity level. These severity levels are based on level 1 as the most severe and level 10 as the least severe. Each classification has its own predetermined sentence. The following are each criminal offense considered as a felony in the state of Kansas by its classification.

Off-Grid: These felony offenses are punishable by a life sentence or execution:

Capital Murder

Murder: 1st degree

Treason

Level 1 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment for 20 years:

Murder: 2nd degree

Aggravated kidnapping

Rape

Level 2 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment of 15 years:

Aggravated criminal sodomy (must register as a sex offender)

Level 3 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment of 7 years:

Voluntary Manslaughter

Assisted Suicide

Kidnapping

Aggravated robbery

Aggravated liberties with a child by spouse of parent (must register as a sex offender)

Criminal sodomy (must register as a sex offender)

Aggravated arson

Level 4 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment of 5 years and six months:

Aggravated battery

Aggravated criminal threat

Aggravated indecent liberties with a child (must register as a sex offender)

Level 5 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment of 4 years and 6 six months:

Involuntary manslaughter

Robbery

Injury to pregnant woman

Injury to pregnant woman with vehicle

Indecent liberties with a child (must register as a sex offender)

Sexual exploitation of a child (must register as a sex offender)

Aggravated sexual battery (must register as a sex offender)

Aggravated incest (must register as a sex offender)

Abuse of a child

Aggravated burglary

Level 6 Felonies: These felony offense are punishable by a mandatory sentence of imprisonment of 2 years and six months:

Aggravated assault of law enforcement officier

Aggravated criminal threat

Mistreatment of an adult

Promoting prostitution

Arson

Criminal use of explosives

Tampering with a pipeline

Level 7 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of 2 years imprisonment:

Aggravated assault

Aggravated interference with parental custody

Blackmail

Exposing others to life threatening communicable disease

Contributing to a child's misconduct/deprivation

Burglary

Criminal property damage

Aggravated tampering with traffic signal

Criminal use of financial card

Impairing a security interest

Perjury

Filing a false Medicaid claim

Level 8 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of 1 years and 3 months imprisonment:

Aggravated Assault: second degree

Child abandonment

Forgery

Providing false information

Computer crimes

Adding foreign materials to grains

Compounding a crime

Inciting a riot

Commerical bribery

Level 9 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by mandatory sentence of 1 year imprisonment:

Assisted suicide: second degree

Criminal threat: second degree

Lewd/lascivious behavior

Furnishing alcohol to a minor for illicit purposes

Destroying written instrument

Altering legislative document

Piracy of recording(s)

Theft detecting shielding device

Obstruction of justice

Bribery of a judge

Aggravated false impersonation

Level 10 Felonies: These felony offenses are punishable by a mandatory sentence of 9 months imprisonment:

Interference of parental custody

Stalking

Unlawful sexual relations (must register as sex offender)

Bigamy

Incest (must register as a sex offender)

Nonsupport of child or spouse

Warehouse receipt fraud

Expungement
For less severe felony convictions an individual may petition the court for expungement of criminal records three years following successful completion of full sentence. For severe felony convictions an individual may petition the court for expungement of criminal records five years following successful completion of full sentence. However, individuals convicted of the following felony offenses are not eligible for expungement:

Rape

Indecent liberties with a child

Criminal sodomy

Aggravated criminal sodomy

Indecent solicitation of a child

Aggravated solicitation of a child

Sexual exploitation of a child

Aggravated incest

Endangering a child

Child abuse

Murder (any degree/capital)

Voluntary manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter

Sexual battery

Aggravated sexual battery

See also:
Kansas Gun Laws
Kansas Divorce
Kansas Bankruptcy
Kansas Misdemeanors External link (opens in new window)
Kansas Expungement External link (opens in new window)
Kansas Lemon Law External link (opens in new window)