Prison Terms for Felonies in Arkansas (there is hope!)
In Arkansas there are various classifications of felonies. Here is the prison sentence range for each (found at Arkansas Code 5-4-401:
(1) For a Class Y felony, the sentence shall be not less than ten (10)
years and not more than forty (40) years, or life;
(2) For a Class A felony, the sentence shall be not less than six (6)
years nor more than thirty (30) years;
(3) For a Class B felony, the sentence shall be not less than five (5)
years nor more than twenty (20) years;
(4) For a Class C felony, the sentence shall be not less than three (3)
years nor more than ten (10) years;
(5) For a Class D felony, the sentence shall not exceed six (6) years;
(6) For an unclassified felony, the sentence shall be in accordance
with a limitation of the statute defining the felony...continue to full post
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