We understand the gravity of your legal circumstances after you have been charged with a severe crime that carries felony consequences.
When our clients are charged with a felony, the penalties vary by the person’s criminal history, where the crime was committed, and whether it is a potential “wobbler” offense, which is any charge that may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony. If you are facing felony charges, the District Attorney’s Office is going to pursue the most stringent penalties applicable in Criminal Court and without the right attorney by your side, you could be sacrificing your freedom.
We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients throughout the legal process, so they understand exactly what defenses they are entitled to, and what to realistically expect from the prosecutor who is handling their case.
We represent clients who are facing felony convictions in some of the most common categories, including:
We will advise each of our clients to pursue the best outcome possible for their unique case, which can mean seeking reduced charges, fighting for your case’s dismissal before a judge and jury, or considering a plea bargain with the District Attorney. No two felony criminal cases are alike, and we will handle yours with a personalized approach to achieving results.
If you are charged with a new felony and have already been convicted of a strike felony, the District Attorney is obligated to file the previous strike offense as what is known as a Prior Enhancement in any new case that is filed against you. California’s Three Strikes Sentencing Law was designed to require a person who is convicted of any new felony — after already carrying a prior serious felony conviction on their record — to be sentenced to state prison for twice as long as the sentence would have initially permitted.
If you are convicted of a serious or violent felony with two or more prior strikes, you will become eligible for a 25 years-to-life sentence as a third strike offender. This is why it is incredibly important to retain the right attorney to ensure your rights are protected, and that you do not fall prey to the prosecutor’s overzealous charges.
A felony is a crime punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, and it can affect your entire life by creating a permanent criminal record. Getting charged with a felony can be a devastating experience. You may be overwhelmed with fear, anger, and embarrassment. You may have several questions, but there’s no point in wondering what went wrong.
Contact us immediately. Your personal, professional, and social future and life are at stake. We will do everything in our legal power to fight your case at trial and help you avoid a conviction. We will also explore sentencing alternatives like work release, rehabilitation facilities, and house arrest to keep you from succumbing to jail time.
Every individual has legal rights granted by the U.S. Constitution and these rights need to be protected. We believe that every person is innocent until they are proven guilty, and our primary goal is to prove your innocence and protect your rights by employing the most practical legal approach that will secure the desired results for each of our clients.
To schedule a complimentary consultation fill out the contact us form below. If you are facing felony charges, you do not have to be intimidated by the prosecution or stand before the judge alone. Contact us today to learn about your legal options, and how we can help you counter the charges against you and pursue the best outcome available for your case.
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