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 prison.
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.
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.