As of 2015, federal sentencing guidelines define a robbery of less than $10,000 by someone without any prior offenses as a level 20 offense, which has a minimum sentence of 33 months, according to the United States Sente... More » Government & Politics Crime

The sentence for armed robbery depends on the laws of the charging state, and the punishment varies from five years in prison to life in prison, as explained by FreeAdvice. Another sentencing factor is if the state consi... More »

The sentence for strong-arm robbery differs by state. For example, in the state of South Carolina, the crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, but in the state of California, it carries a two- to five-year priso... More »

A Class X felony is the most serious offense in Illinois and includes aggravated arson, armed robbery, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. A person found guilty of a Class X felony cannot be sentenced to probation a... More »

Federal felonies in the United States are divided into six Criminal History Categories and assigned an offense level from one to 43, according to, published by Nolo. Classifications for state fe... More » Government & Politics Crime

A DUI is usually defined as a misdemeanor, although the circumstances surrounding the DUI event can raise the level of the offense to a felony. Whether the circumstances surrounding the DUI justify raising it to the leve... More » Government & Politics Crime

In general, a prison record doesn't affect someone's ability to leave the country, but convicted felons who intend to travel abroad should understand that the nature of their crime and the terms of their release may affe... More »