Generally, criminal offenses are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor offenses can result in less serious penalties for an accused person, such as a few days of imprisonment and/or fines, depending on the offense. Felonies, on the other hand, carry harsh penalties if a person is convicted of the offense. Our law firm has handled numerous cases of people being accused of felonies and can tell you that such cases are complex.
Some of the most common felony offenses are robbery, rape, burglary and murder. These violent crimes are far worse in terms of penalties as compared with misdemeanor offenses. If you were arrested on a criminal charge, it is imperative that you are aware of the types of charges that you face. Are you facing a misdemeanor charge or felony charge? If the answer is the latter, you have to understand that negotiating with the state is often more difficult when it comes to felonies. The only way to fight the charges is through crafting a strong criminal defense.
Establishing a strong criminal defense is not as easy as it sounds. Without legal knowledge, you may get confused by the legal jargon that is often used by prosecutors. Fortunately, you can speak with someone who has extensive knowledge of the judicial system – a criminal defense attorney. A legal advocate is well-versed in the legal system. You may ask a legal professional any questions pertaining to your case. Often, the legal professional will educate you about the potential seriousness of your case. The legal professional also may suggest ways to reduce penalties and reach the best possible outcome.
If you have more questions regarding felonies and how to establish a strong criminal defense, please visit our website for more information.