Being charged with a felony can be a disconcerting and frightening experience. Who do you turn to? What do you do next? What is going to happen if you are convicted of a felony? How will your life change if you have a felony on your criminal record? Felony charges must be taken seriously, because the penalties are severe.
Possible Penalties For Felony Convictions
- Up to life in prison for some felonies
- Significant fines
- Permanent criminal record
There are many lasting consequences to having a felony on your criminal record, such as:
- Job loss
- Loss of a business license or other professional license
- Losing the right to travel out of the country or from state to state
- Deportation if you aren’t a U.S. citizen
Don’t wait for a felony charge to ruin your life. It is important that you speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to begin constructing a sound defense.
Getting A Felony Charge Reduced To A Misdemeanor
Some Nevada crimes can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the crime and the circumstances surrounding it. A skilled criminal lawyer can petition the court and supply evidence to persuade the court to reduce the charges against you from a felony to a misdemeanor, which carries much less severe penalties.
Let Us Work For You
The Defenders are a group of expert criminal defense attorneys with substantial experience in building solid defense cases for a variety of felonies with successful outcomes during trial. We want to help you present your case in the best light possible to increase your chances of prevailing in court. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation to discuss the felony charges against you.