Fight your charges with the assistance of an aggressive lawyer
Whether your alleged offense is a felony or a misdemeanor, you can trust in the Law Offices of Fink & Katz to work hard for you. Both felonies and misdemeanors on your record can ruin your personal and professional reputation and put you at risk of a wide variety of potential punishments. We have more than 17 years of criminal defense experience and a strong background in helping people from all walks of life preserve their future and their freedom. Our confidence and courtroom presence enable us to find the best possible resolution for you.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
Felonies and misdemeanors are both criminal offenses, and the difference comes in the severity of the crime. Felony charges are reserved for serious crimes only, whereas misdemeanors tend to be minor criminal offenses. In federal law, misdemeanors are generally punishable by anywhere between five days to one year in jail (or no jail time at all), while a felony is punishable by more than one year in prison. Each type of crime requires the counsel of criminal law attorneys if the accused hope to clear the charges against them.
How to get out of a felony charge
Felony convictions affect your life long after you are finished with the court-ordered punishments for them. Fortunately, a variety of methods are available to avoid felony convictions. These include:
- Dropping the charges to a misdemeanor. Doing this usually involves a plea bargain, in which you plead guilty to a lesser offense and present evidence of your upstanding nature as a person. This helps you avoid going to trial for felony charges.
- Invalidating evidence in your case. All law enforcement officials must follow correct protocol when making an arrest or collecting evidence. If they fail in following this protocol, a criminal defense lawyer can work to invalidate the evidence against you and achieve a possible case dismissal.
- Insufficient evidence. During the courtroom proceedings for your case, we challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution and argue that not enough evidence is available to convict you of the charges in question.
If you’ve been charged with a felony, contact us for help.