Felony crimes are considered more severe than misdemeanors, and there are different degrees of felonies to indicate how serious the crime is and what punishments are typically associated with that crime. Being sentenced to jail time if you are convicted of a felony is imminent, as are hefty fines and other punishments like community service. Certain felonies may not be able to be expunged from your criminal record, meaning that anyone conducting a background check will be able to see that you were charged and convicted with a felony.
Examples of felony crimes include but are not limited to:
- Assault (aggravated or with a deadly weapon)
- Drug crimes
- Rape and other types of sex crimes
- Grand theft
Depending on the severity of the crime in question, you could be sentenced to county jail or state prison for many years, and in some cases, for life. This is especially true in cases where the death of another person occurred, or a sex crime was committed against a child. Even if you are facing felony charges that are very serious, you still have certain guaranteed rights under the law. By working with us, you can better protect those rights and develop a compelling defense against your charges.
When to Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Nothing is more important than picking up the phone and contacting a criminal defense attorney after being accused of or arrested on a criminal charge. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet and the police are simply investigating their suspicions, it is in your best interest to pursue legal counsel as soon as you are able to.
At Wilson Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys know that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.
We’ll investigate the evidence available in your case and will exhaust every possible resource in order to put together a strong, compelling defense that meets the prosecution at every turn. We will fight zealously for your rights under the law, regardless of the crime you have been charged with.
Don’t wait to get legal help if you or someone you love has been arrested for a crime or have been accused of committing a crime. Contact Wilson Law Firm LLC today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case and to determine what the next best step should be.