Being charged with a felony could ignite many overwhelming thoughts. Initially, you might fear what your loved ones will think and how allegations alone could destroy your professional and personal reputation. Then the penalties and potential sentences sink in. Felony charges carry with them significant penalties of lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines.
Finally, you consider the long-term effects. A felony conviction in Florida could cost you your right to vote, limit your employment options and create hurdles when attempting to rent property or obtain a loan to purchase a home or vehicle. And if you hold a professional license, a felony conviction could impede your ability to maintain or obtain a license required for your career.
At The Lewin Law Firm, PLLC, our experienced attorneys understand the severe consequences a felony charge carries. This is why our law firm is devoted to criminal defense, with our ultimate goal to provide trusted and effective legal advocacy.
Felony charges are characterized as serious criminal offenses. This often includes aggravated battery, burglary, drug trafficking, firearm charges, fleeing law enforcement, grand theft, leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury, party to an organized scheme to defraud, robbery, sexual battery and the like.
Creating a strong defense
Because the stakes are high for felony charges, it is important that alleged offenders fully understand and appreciate the details of their matter. While it is possible to negotiate a plea agreement with prosecutors, preparing to go to trial begins on day one.
Felony cases are often complex but this does not make a defense impossible. In fact, you might have several defense options, which is why it is important to gain a full picture of your situation, evidence collected and potential defense routes with a professional. This helps ensure your move forward with the strongest defense possible in your case.