When a person is charged with a criminal matter, the charge is either a felony or a misdemeanor. This distinction is a huge deal because it can change what your life will be like after a conviction. When you are dealing with any criminal charge, you need to proceed with defense planning even if you think that you won't be found guilty.
If you are facing a felony charge, you need to think very carefully about what you are going to do. Unlike a misdemeanor, a felony conviction can lead to your being sent to prison instead of the local jail. A felony also comes with a lifelong branding as a felon, which can impact everything from your freedoms and rights to your employment and housing options.
We understand that people who are facing a first-time felony might not be sure what they need to do in order to mount a staunch defense. Instead of trying to navigate a complex system blindly, we can work with you to make sure that you understand your options and know how a conviction might affect you.
The severity of the penalties you face can also impact your defense strategy. More serious felonies, such as murder, will likely demand more attention than other felonies that aren't associated with harsh penalties. We can assist you in looking into the specific aspects in your case so that you have a clear focus. From there, we can build a logical defense that systematically addresses each area that the prosecution might address if your case goes to trial.