North Carolina Felonies
The state of North Carolina has four specific qualifiers for defining a
felony. These include that the offense can be punished by death, the
offense was a common law felony, the offense can be punished by
incarceration in a state prison, or the offense is deemed a felony
through statute. Like many other states, North Carolina breaks its
felonies into different classifications. However unlike other states,
North Carolina does not have typical sentences for its felony offenses.
One state may by law determine that a crime for robbery will be
punishable by fifteen years in prison and another state may say it is
punishable by twenty years in prison. North Carolina instead treats
each case differently and measures each offense case by case.
Class A Felonies are the only felony classification that is typically
punished the same way each time. Class A Felonies include murder, rape,
and felony murder. These are normal punishable by life in a state
prison without parole or by the death penalty. According to North
Carolina law each case is treated differently and depends on the
severity of the circumstances. Class B1 Felonies include sexual
assault, manslaughter, drug crimes, sexual battery, kidnapping, and
sexual offense towards a child. Each of these Class B1 Felonies are
brought to court and punishments are received on a case-specific basis.
Class B2 Felonies are treated on case-specific basis as each offense is
different. These kinds of felonies include burglary, attempt to commit
a Class A Felony, robbery, attempt to commit a Class B1 Felony, drug
crimes, sexual crimes, and accessory after the fact.
Class C Felonies are sentenced accordingly and include the offenses of
larceny of employees amounting to more than one hundred thousand
dollars and patient abuse or patience neglect resulting in death due to
intention misconduct. Class D Felonies include drug-related crimes and
sodomy and are prosecuted on a case-by-case basis. Class E Felonies
include sexual exploitation in the second degree, stalking in the
second degree, and contaminating the public water supply. These felony
punishments vary. Class F Felonies constitute patient neglect or
patient abuse that results in the bodily harm of a patient, incest
towards a minor, driving under the influence, and rebellion against the
state. These offenses are sentenced in court according to their
Class G Felonies include theft, the soliciting of a minor through the
computer for illegal sexual acts, and felony driving. Class H Felonies
include possessing stolen property, sexual exploitation in the third
degree, employee larceny under one hundred thousand dollars, and
continued criminal enterprise. Class I Felonies are the final category
of felonies in North Carolina and include peeping into a private
facility through the means of electronic equipment and the poisoning of
livestock. All three categories are punishable on a case-by-case basis.
North Carolina Expungement
The state of North Carolina is currently determining the eligibility of
who should be allowed to petition for expungement. No felonious act is
allowed to be expunged according to present law, unless evidences
points to identity theft.