Generally, felony charges carry stiffer fines and penalties compared with misdemeanor offenses. When someone faces felony charges, this can mean that that person is being accused of criminal offenses that go against the moral turpitude of the community. In Louisiana, criminal offenses such as murder, rape, assault and drug charges often fall into the felony category. Anyone who is facing these kinds of charges should explore their legal options in order to avoid severe consequences that follow a conviction.
In Gonzales, Louisiana, police officers are searching for a 55-year-old man who is accused of stealing lawn equipment. The lawn equipment is valued at $9,000. Based on a report, the accused stole the lawn equipment on November 12, 2014.
Cases like this one will only proceed once the accused is arrested by authorities. Anyone accused of this type of offense should surrender to authorities. Though this may sound difficult at first, surrendering to authorities is the first step in establishing a strong criminal defense. Accused individuals have the right to a criminal defense. They can defend themselves and answer any damaging allegations in court. If the defense can prove that the defendant has no connection with the accusations, then the judge may decide to dismiss any charges.
The defense should also examine the evidence collected by the authorities in order to further strengthen the criminal defense. There are many options available for those people accused of felony charges. They can seek to plea bargain for reduced charges or they can fight the charges in court. They may also consider seeking advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Source: Bayoubuzz.com, "Man wanted in theft of lawn mower, trailer," Nov. 25, 2014