Michigan Felonies Michigan has different classifications for its felonies. These
range from Class A Felonies to Class G Felonies. Class A Felonies
include armed robbery, assault against a pregnant women resulting in
miscarriage or birth defects, assault with the intent to commit
robbery, assault with the intent to murder, attempted murder, blocking
or wrecking a railroad track, burglary with explosives, causing
derailment, carjacking, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree,
kidnapping, gross indecency, and others. Class A Felonies are
punishable by up to life in prison.
Class B Felonies include human trafficking of a minor, leaving a child
unattended in a vehicle, manufacturing explosive devices, first-degree
money laundering, operating a vehicle under the influence resulting in
death of another individual, operating a controlled substance
laboratory in the presence of a minor, and others. The maximum
punishment for Class B Felonies is usually twenty years in prison.
Class C Felonies include perjury in court for a noncapital crime,
poisoning food or drink, stopping a train for robbery, setting a spring
gun resulting in death, throwing dangerous objects from a vehicle,
using a firearm under the influence resulting in death, and others. The
maximum sentence for Class C Felonies is fifteen years in a state
Class D Felonies include unlawful access to computer, willfully setting
forest fires, withholding evidence in a crime that is punishable by ten
years in prison, aggravated stalking of a minor, and others. Class D
Felonies are punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Class E Felonies include aggravated stalking, forging vehicle
documents, assisting suicide, and others. Class E Felonies are
punishable by up to five years in prison.
Class F Felonies include third offense of animal cruelty, assaulting
resulting in injury, selling fighting animals, and others. Class F
Felonies are punishable up to four years in prison.
Class G Felonies include abortion, aggravated indecent exposure,
aggravated domestic assault, antitrust violation, and others. Class G
Felonies are punishable by up to two years in prison.
Michigan Attempted Felony The state of Michigan has specific laws set for attempting to
commit a felony offense. If the offense to be committed is not
completed--due to interception, failing, or prevention--and the offense
would otherwise have been punished by death, the individual will be
charged with a felony and convicted of no more than ten years in a
state prison. The attempt to commit a felony that would otherwise be
punished by life imprisonment is also a felony conviction with
punishment no more than five years and no less than one year in prison.
If a person attempts to commit a felony that would otherwise earn a
prison term of no less than five years, he or she will be convicted of
a felony that is punishable by no more than two years with or without a
one thousand-dollar fine.
Michigan Expungement In Michigan no felony record is eligible for expungement.
However there is a procedure, called setting aside a conviction, where
a criminal act may be removed from public record. If a person has been
charged with a felony or an attempted felony that would be punishable
by life imprisonment or an attempted violation of criminal sexual
conduct, he or she will not be eligible for setting aside.