If you're unsure what the difference is between a felony and a misdemeanor, you're not alone. Most people don't understand the nature or gravity of the charges against them. When this happens, it's important to talk to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. For over 20 years, Rod Sylvester Attorney at Law, P.C., has been helping clients throughout Alabama. I can help you navigate the complicated legal system.
Felony charges are the most serious type of criminal offense you can face. When you are accused of a felony crime, you risk not only expensive fines but a possible prison sentence as well. I have helped clients facing a variety of felony charges, including:
Based on your case, you are often facing imprisonment for more than one year in a federal or state penitentiary. If convicted, you will be classified as a "felon," which can have a massive impact on your future. You won't be able to vote, sit on a jury or possess a firearm. It can also affect your job prospects, student loans and financial aid. Once you're convicted, you will have the "felon" label for years afterward, if not the rest of your life.
As with misdemeanors, timing matters with felony crimes. The faster you get started on building a legal defense, the better your chances will be.
It is imperative that you talk to an attorney about your felony crimes. I have worked with clients who are facing the most difficult situations. I am here to build the strongest possible case and defend your rights every step of the way. To learn more about how I can help, call my office in Andalusia, AL at (334) 222-9199 or fill out my contact form.