Krupp Law Firm explains Missouri felonies

What you probably don't know about being charged with a Missouri felony.


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Fighting a felony charge in Missouri.

The trial lawyers at Krupp Law Firm have 30+ years of experience fighting for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. If you have been charged and convicted of a felony there will be serious life-altering consequences including possible loss of your rights forever.

Some of your rights that you can lose include:

  • your right to vote
  • owning a firearm
  • running for or holding any public office
  • ineligible to work for any branch of the police force, including the highway patrol.
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Seeking Employment With A Felony Conviction

When seeking employment the application will most likely ask if you have been convicted of a crime. Even if you were convicted of a felony 20 years ago you will still need to disclose the conviction. If you are too embarrassed to disclose the conviction there is a good chance the business will also run a criminal background check before employing you. If you have a felony on your record it is likely the business will choose a prospect with similar skills that does not have a felony conviction. A felony can haunt you for the rest of your career.

If you complete your probation or parole sentence it is possible some of your rights may be restored. It is also possible in some cases to have your felony expunged needless to say it is better to never be convicted of the felony. If you have been charged it is very important that you contact Ryan Krupp to talk about your case. There is a famous quote by Charlie Munger that goes "An once of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure."

Felonies in Missouri range from Class A, the most serious offenses, to Class E, the least serious offenses. On this page, you will find extensive information about each felony class.

Class A Felony

Class A felony in Missouri carries the most severe range of punishment available under the statute with a range of punishment of at least ten years and no more than thirty years, or life in prison. If you have been charged with a Class A Felony you need an aggressive criminal defense law firm with experience to defend you.

Examples of Class A Felony in Missouri include, but are not limited to:

  • 1st-degree arson
  • 1st-degree assault
  • 1st-degree child molestation
  • 1st or 2nd-degree abandonment or endangerment of a child resulting in death
  • Abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death
  • 1st degree Domestic Assault
    • Serious physical injury or Special Victim
    • Previous offense of this crime
    • Serious physical injury
  • Financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person
  • 1st-degree kidnapping
  • 1st-degree murder
  • 2nd-degree murder
  • Knowingly infecting someone with HIV by being a blood donor, organ or tissue donor
  • Recklessly infecting someone with HIV
  • 1st-degree robbery
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor child
  • Tampering with a prescription drug order
  • Treason
  • 2nd violation of habitual DWI (can lead to a possible life sentence)

If you do not see a case similar to yours here, do not assume that we are unable to help. This list is merely an example of the types of cases Krupp Law Firm takes on regularly. Get in contact with our office, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Class B Felony

Class B Felony in Missouri that carries at least five years and no more than fifteen years.

Examples of Class B Felony in Missouri include, but are not limited to:

If you do not see a case similar to yours here, do not assume that we are unable to help. This list is merely an example of the types of cases Krupp Law Firm takes on regularly. Get in contact with our office, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Class C Felony

Class C Felony in Missouri that carries at least a term of 3 years and not to exceed ten years. If convicted you may also have to pay fines up to $10,000 or twice the amount of financial gain of the crime.

Examples of Class C Felony in Missouri include, but are not limited to:

If you do not see a case similar to yours here, do not assume that we are unable to help. This list is merely an example of the types of cases Krupp Law Firm takes on regularly. Get in contact with our office, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Class D Felony

Class D Felony in Missouri that carries at least a term of no more than seven years. The court may sentence a person charged with a Class D felony to probation in some circumstances other more severe crimes will not be available to receive probation.

Examples of Class D Felony in Missouri include, but are not limited to:

second-degree assault, second-degree statutory rape, and illegal gun possession by a felon.

  • 2nd-degree assault
  • 3nd-degree assault
  • 2nd-degree domestic assault
  • 2nd-degree kidnapping
  • 3nd-degree kidnapping (removing from the state)
  • 2nd-degree statutory rape
  • 1st-degree tampering with a vehicle
  • 1st-degree tampering with airplane or motorboat
  • 1st-degree tampering with a vehicle
  • Illegal gun possession by a felon
  • Abuse of a healthcare recipient (physical, sexual or emotional harm or injury)
  • Removal of VIN number/motor number/other distinguishing numbers from motor vehicle
  • Operating a motor vehicle on a highway while drivers license is revoked (certain charges only)
  • Fail to stop for school bus receiving or discharging children / death of a child
  • Unauthorized practice of medicine or surgery
  • Violation of pharmacy law by an unlicensed person
  • Many others

If you do not see a case similar to yours here, do not assume that we are unable to help. This list is merely an example of the types of cases Krupp Law Firm takes on regularly. Get in contact with our office, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Class E Felony

Class E Felony in Missouri carries a term of no more than four years.

Examples of Class E Felony in Missouri include, but are not limited to:

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If you do not see a case similar to yours here, do not assume that we are unable to help. This list is merely an example of the types of cases Krupp Law Firm takes on regularly. Get in contact with our office, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Felony Probation

Probation for a Missouri felony once convicted is from 1 to 5 years.

It is possible in some circumstances to have your probation reduced and in others will not allow for termination.

Reducing probation time.

Some Missouri felony probation terms offer a month for month compliance credit. For every month you do not violate your probation a month is subtracted from the sentence.

Time added to your probation.

Just as in some cases you can reduce your time on probation in other circumstances time can be added on. If you owe restitution as part of your felony conviction and you do not pay the court may add more time to your probation.

Ryan Krupp may be able to help you terminate your probation early.

In some circumstances, if you complete the terms of your felony probation and have no other criminal charges pending against you. Criminal defense attorney Ryan Krupp can file a motion to terminate your felony probation early.

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Can I get rid of a felony once convicted?

Yes, it is possible but not guaranteed. Your lawyer can try these three ways to get rid of a Missouri felony.

  1. Expungement of the felony conviction
  2. Appeal and criminal conviction oveturned
  3. Pardoned by the Governor of Missouri

Those are your three possible ways of getting rid of a felony on your record. If you want to get rid of a felony on your record call Ryan Krupp immediately to discuss the possibility. Not all felonies can be expunged.

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