Felony Charges Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles and Southern California
A charge of felony is the most serious accusation in the court system. By definition, a felony is punishable by one year or more in a state penitentiary. Physical incarceration is often mandatory with no possibility of probation. But felonies also have long-reaching implications that can impact you many years from the conviction. This is why Hakimfar Law treats each felony charge seriously and with its full attention.
Felonies range widely but all are serious. They are divided into six categories with Class I being the most serious and carrying a minimum of life in prison and a maximum of the death penalty. A Class VI felony requires the minimum of one year in a state prison. All classes of felony usually carry large fines.
Felony convictions carry the potential of a year or more prison sentence. But the effects of a felony conviction last a lifetime. Felons cannot vote, cannot serve in the military and are often barred from employment. Other restrictions apply as well, including the loss of gun ownership and possessing a driver’s license. In certain violent felony cases, a “strike” is received by the convicted felon, thus starting a “three-strikes” countdown to mandatory future convictions.
However, some felonies can straddle the line between a lesser misdemeanor charge and a felony. These cases (sometimes known as “wobblers”) can be tried as a felony or a misdemeanor. Hakimfar Law aggressively works to keep these types of crimes on the “misdemeanor” side of the law, thus avoiding the harsh and long-lasting effects of a felony conviction.
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