Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanor charges and thus carry more severe penalties, ranging from supervised probation and incarceration in the county jail to incarceration in state prison and sometimes even a life term in prison. You should always have an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney when you are investigated and/or charged with a felony offense. A felony conviction will have huge consequences on your everyday life. It will affect your job, your driving privilege, your housing, your ability to own a firearm, your right to vote, and many other aspects important in daily life. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Jackson Law will help you navigate through the court system while advocating solely for your best interests.
In California, certain serious felonies are referred to as "strikes". If you are charged with an offense that can be a "strike," it is imperative you have an experienced criminal defense attorney from Jackson Law working for you. Conviction of a strike offense will have lifetime consequences; with increased severity if you should you get convicted of a subsequent felony offense. Examples of felonies that are "strikes" include murder, rape and most felony sex crimes, inflicting great bodily injury on someone, attempted murder, robbery, assault with the intent to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, arson, kidnapping, first degree burglary, using a deadly weapon during a felony, carjacking, grand theft with a firearm, gang offenses and assault with a deadly weapon.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.