NYC Felony Defense Lawyers
Felony charge are more serious than misdemeanor charges. As the result, a felony criminal conviction carries stiffer penalties that can impact your life forever. Not only do felony convictions carry potential time in prison, there’s also a slew of classes and fines, probation, and other consequences that could tarnish your good name. Additionally, people who are convicted of a felonious charge lose many rights that everyone else in the country enjoys, such as :
– You may not vote in an election
– You may not participate as a juror
– You may not apply for or use federally subsidized housing
– You may not receive welfare benefits
Since the felony conviction is public record, anyone can access the information with a few clicks of their computer mouse. The charge can prevent you from gaining employment, housing, or even a relationship! If convicted of a felony, you may spend no less than one-year in a NY state prison. Yes, that could very well mean a stint at Rikers Island, one of the state’s most notorious prisons. The length of the prison sentence varies, however, and factors such as the nature of the charge and your criminal history impact the final decision the judge will hand down.
There are many different types of criminal charges that fall into the felonious category, including:
– Burglary/Breaking & Entering
– Sexual Assault
– Assault with a Deadly Weapon
– Drug Trafficking
– Drug Manufacturing
– Theft over $500
You can be charged with a Class A – Class E felony. The class the felony falls under depends on the crime that’s committed. Class A violent felonies can result in a term of life in prison w/o the possibility of parole. Class B violent felonies can result in 25-years in prison. A Class C felony is also a violent felony (such as rape) that is punishable by up to 15-years in prison. Class D felony charges are violent felonies that can result in up to 7-years imprisonment. A Class E felony can be either violent or non-violent, eachcarrying a sentence of up to 4-years in prison.
Call an Experienced Felony Crimes Lawyer Today
Criminal Lawyers NYC understands how scary it can be when facing a prison sentence and other harsh consequences. We’ll fight for justice, for your right to remain free, and for your good time. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. When our lawyers stand beside you in court, there is assurance that your life isn’t over because of a mistake. We’ll help you get a minimized prison term, reduced fines, or perhaps even the charges dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor charge. When you’re fighting the fight of your lie, you need an attorney who will not back down. We strive to protect the rights of every client we serve. That means you, too.
A free consultation is available to discuss your case in detail. You’ll learn what our firm can do for your particular case and immediatley gain assurance in your matter. Let’s talk.
May 17, 2018
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