One of the most serious crimes for which you can be arrested or charged with is a felony crime. A felony offense is one which is more severe than a misdemeanor and the penalties are harsher if you are convicted. It is important that you exercise your right to remain silent if you have been arrested or charged and ask to speak with a lawyer. At The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings, our Redwood City criminal defense lawyer is prepared to offer you representation against felony offenses.
If you are convicted of a felony, you will find that your life is significantly altered, not just now but in the future as well. You could face time in jail or prison, significant fines and fees, house arrest, probation, mandatory counseling, and in the case of sex offenses, mandatory sex offender registry. If you are found guilty, you will have a criminal record, which can affect you in many different ways in the future. The importance of not answering questions and having an attorney to represent you cannot be overstated.
A few examples of crimes which can be charged as a felony include:
There are other consequences you could face as a convicted felon, such as the right to carry a weapon, the right to vote, and the ability to hold certain jobs. Your ability to get new employment, rent a house or car, or even get a loan from the bank may be affected as well. Our Redwood City criminal defense attorney and firm are prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf to prevent a conviction and these types of consequences. Schedule your free consultation today.