Felonies are crimes for which the maximum punishment involves more than one year of custody time. If a Defendant is given more than one year of custody time, then they must be sent to state prison. The maximum amount of time in state prison depends on each individual felony. Felonies are usually considered more serious crimes and include such crimes as first-degree burglary, drug possession for sale, violent offenses such as assault with a deadly weapon, and most sex crimes such as rape and possession of child pornography.
In most circumstances, we are very successful at resolving your case in a creative way that minimizes your legal exposure. We will always aggressively negotiate and fight to reduce any consequences or negative impact a conviction can have on you, your family, your work and your friends.