Serious crimes often yield serious consequences. When compared with misdemeanors, felonies are treated much more seriously and typically carry potential jail sentences that are longer than one year. Some of the most common felony charges include theft over a certain value, aggravated sexual offenses, aggravated assault, murder, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, gun possession, and distribution or possession with the intent to distribute narcotics.
Potential Consequences of Felonies
If you are convicted of a felony, you will face immediate potential penalties including prison time and fines. In addition, there are other consequences that may last long after you have completed your sentence. You may be subject to limitations such as losing the right to vote, losing your right to own guns, or even being denied the opportunity to serve on a jury. It is usually very difficult, if not impossible, to expunge most felony convictions, and employers often use such convictions to disqualify applicants for a wide array of jobs.
The Importance of Experience
In determining how a felony case will be resolved, there are a number of complex factors that must be considered. It is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side who thoroughly understands the process and intricacies of the court system in which your case is pending, knows how to undermine and weaken the prosecution’s case when necessary, and makes himself/herself available to you to explain every step of the process to you. Justin A. Okezie, Esq. dedicates himself to providing each client with the individualized attention, expertise, and knowledge necessary to obtain the most advantageous outcome possible for the client.
Since a felony conviction can have such major ramifications on your criminal record and your future, this is not an issue to be taken lightly. Rather than leaving your future up to chance, consider retaining an experienced and committed criminal defense attorney to handle your case. Contact Justin A. Okezie, Esq. at (202) 257-8308 to schedule a consultation today.