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The Law Office of Jim A. Trevino provides dedication and comprehensive legal representation in a variety of legal areas. If you are charged with a felony, you need the best felony attorney in Hanford & Lemoore.
What is a Felony?
Felony charges represent the most serious types of crimes, and each state has different punishments for these offenses. Felonies are different from lesser crimes, which are called misdemeanors.
Murder / Homicide: The unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human.
Rape: sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent.
Drug trafficking: Cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of those substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Child abuse: Physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children.
Gun possession: Possession of more numerous guns than permitted by local law or guns deemed illegal for the domestic population.
Burglary: “breaking and entering,” illegal entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offense.
Money laundering: The process of concealing the source of legally, illegally, and grey area obtained currencies.
Child pornography: Possession of images or films depicting sexually explicit activities involving a child.
This list is not exclusive. Many criminal offenses can also be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
You face serious consequences of a felony conviction:
It could be on your record for life
Imprisonment (state imprisonment)
Probation or parole
Loss of the right to possess deadly weapons
Loss of occupational licensing
Loss of right to vote
The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:
The severity of the harm done
Mitigating/aggravating circumstances of your case
Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
Currently on probation or parole
Whether or not a weapon is used
Civil Liability for Felony Charges
You can also be held civilly liable to the victim in a private lawsuit. You may be required to pay money for the victim’s:
Discomfort (pain and suffering)
Direct out-of-pocket medical expenses
Lost time from work
Accused of a Felony?
If you are accused of a felony, you should speak to criminal defense attorney to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
Victims of a Felony?
If you are a victim of a felony, you should call the police. If there is sufficient evidence, the police will then forward your case to the District Attorney’s office to prosecute the person who committed the felony against you.
If you are interested in bringing a civil lawsuit for money against the person who committed a felony against you speak to a Personal Injury Attorney about how to proceed.