Most of us understand that felony charges involve serious crimes that can lead to grievous consequences; but just how much of an impact can a conviction have on your future? The truth is that prison sentences can be hard to avoid if you are convicted of a felony offense, as well as steep fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record that will negatively impact your future.
What is your next step if you've been arrested? Contact a Columbus criminal lawyer for defense.
Although felonies can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the federal government defines them as crimes punishable by at least one year in prison, all the way up to the death penalty, depending on the offense.
Common examples of criminal activity considered to be felonies can include:
If you have a previous misdemeanor criminal record, that can also lead to a repeat misdemeanor offense being charged as a felony. In addition to lengthy prison sentences, fines, and probation, you may also be subject to restrictions on your right to own a firearm, community service requirements, loss of your privilege to drive, restrictions on financial aid and educational opportunities, and future difficulty in finding employment opportunities in many lines of work.
Without doubt, you will need the assistance of a criminal defense legal team that is not only well-versed in procedure and experienced in negotiation and litigation, but consists of attorneys who are truly concerned about protecting your rights and best interests. We at The Meranda Law Firm LTD will work closely with you, involving you in the decision-making process and ensuring that you are kept fully informed and are well-communicated with. You can trust our team to provide you with personalized attention and the skilled legal representation you need during this difficult time.
Contact a Columbus criminal attorney today to begin work on your legal defense.