Kirven Law, LLC has experience in all types of criminal representation as attorney Stacy M. Kirven is a contract Assistant Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the State Public Defender Office for the State of Wyoming. She also assisted attorneys in the Colorado Public Defender Capital Offenses Unit and the Wyoming Public Defender Office during her tenure in law school.
From a DUI to more serious offenses, Stacy can help negotiate the best deal or take your matter to a jury trial.
In Wyoming, felonies are crimes punishable by incarceration in prison for over one year all the way up to the death penalty. These are serious crimes. The maximum penalty for each crime is determined by the statutes. In addition to a prison sentence, felonies can also come with fines up to and exceeding $10,000. Some of the most common felonies in Wyoming are Drug Crimes, Felonious Assault, Arson, Sex Crimes, and repeated Drunk Driving.
Common Wyoming Felonies
- Drug Crimes (including marijuana possession over 3oz)
- Sex Crimes
- Repeated Drunk Driving
- Felonious Assault
Felony convictions will have lasting consequences on your life and should be treated with the utmost seriousness. Under Wyoming law, you can lose some of our most basic rights for the rest of your life.
- The right to own a firearm.
- The right to vote.
- The right to hold public office.
But the consequences can go much further than losing these rights. You will have to submit to a DNA test. You could lose your driver’s license. You may be required to disclose your conviction on any future employment application and may be eliminated from the selection process based on your conviction. If you have been convicted of a sex crime, you may also have to register as a sex offender, which will further restrict where you can live and work. There are major differences between a felony and a misdemeanor conviction. Having an experienced Wyoming criminal defense lawyer fighting to protect you and your future can make all the difference.
Misdemeanors are crimes charged by the state that have a maximum sentence of 1 year or less in jail. In Wyoming, misdemeanors are broken down into three classes. Class A misdemeanors are the most severe and usually, have a 1-year maximum sentence. Class B misdemeanors often involve jail time of 6 months or less, or fines under $750, or in some instances both. Class C misdemeanors usually do not result in jail time. Instead, they usually result in fines, probation, and community service. How you are sentenced is at the discretion of the judge in your case. At sentencing, the judge will consider all the factors of your case. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help make the case to the court for penalties less than the set maximums for your offenses.
Common Wyoming Misdemeanors
- Drunk Driving
- Petty Theft/ Shoplifting
- Breaking & Entering
- Simple Assault
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Wyoming, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Putting it off will only make the situation worse and limit the ability to provide the best possible defense for your case. Contact our office today so that we can begin working on your defense.