Felony Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
Committed to Meticulous Preparation of Your Felony Case
Felonies are the most serious, and generally violent, of all criminal offenses. These crimes carry prison terms of more than a year all the way up to life, and may even be punished by the death penalty. If you or someone you know is facing felony charges, it is crucial that you engage the services of a capable felony defense lawyer you can trust to pursue your best interests throughout the entirety of your case. You will want someone who is not afraid to work tirelessly, who will investigate every fact and detail, and who is committed to getting the full story of your situation and its circumstances.
At Castaneda Law, APC, you will find a Los Angeles felony defense attorney who fulfills all of the above and more. Our firm offers outstanding professionalism that combines a persistent work ethic with years of legal experience and a dedication to getting results. We urge you to take advantage of our free, initial consultation to find out more about how we operate and what we can do on your behalf.
California Felony Facts & Consequences
Felonies can be divided into two categories, which include “straight” felonies and “wobblers.” Straight felonies are those offenses that can only be charged as felonies; they cannot be reduced down to misdemeanors. Wobblers are offenses that could be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. The prosecutor has the discretion of how such offenses are charged. Generally, wobblers are considered less serious than straight felonies and result in less harsh punishments.
Most California felonies are straight felonies. These include such crimes as:
- Lewd acts with a child
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Drug Crimes including trafficking
California also has established the “three strikes” law that punishes repeat offenders with increased punishments for successive felony convictions. For example, a second felony conviction can lead to prison time that is doubled while a third one will lead to 25 years in prison to life. First felony convictions carry more than a year of prison time and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
In light of the grave penalties connected with any felony conviction, we strongly advise that you seek our services. Our Los Angeles felony defense attorney can help, whether you are still under investigation or have been formally charged.