If you or a loved one has recently been accused of a felony, this article will help answer many of the common questions people have about felony crimes. The most important thing I can tell you is that a felony is the most serious class of criminal offenses within the US. This means you absolutely must retain the services of a qualified and experienced criminal attorney like Yoel Molina if you face felony charges. What’s more, felonies are divided into different classes so that repeat offenders suffer more serious consequences than first-time offenders.
What’s more, a felony committed in a heinous, cruel, hateful, or injurious manner will be classified as a more serious type of felony over ones committed without malice.
THE PUNISHMENT FOR FELONIES
The punishment for being convicted of a felony definitely differs depending on the type of felony as well as the court system you are being tried in. But generally speaking, felony punishments include prison time, a fine, or both. Because felonies tend to be crimes of “moral turpitude,” these crimes carry with them a much greater stigma than lesser crimes. Those convicted of felonies often face strict social stigma and other restrictions that are ongoing even after a prison sentence has been served. Crimes that are typically considered felonies of this kind include arson, treason, rape, terrorism, robbery, murder, kidnapping, burglary, etc.
What’s more, misdemeanors typically (depending on the state) require a sentence to be served out in a local jail while felonies require serving time in a state prison. Some crimes can result in spending time in jail or state prison. When this is the case, the crime is typically classified according to where the defendant will serve out their sentence.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Yoel Molina is a qualified, experienced, and compassionate criminal defense attorney who has been helping clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges alike in the greater Miami area for several years now. If you or someone you love is facing felony charges and you have questions or need qualified legal representation, please call the Law Offices of Yoel Molina today. Felony charges are some of the most serious you can face. Don’t wait, but call today!