If you have been charged with a felony, your first step should be to consult with an experienced criminal lawyer. Felony offenses carry severe punishment of a year or more in prison. At stake is possible a possible prison sentence, jail time, being designated a felon, loss of employment opportunities, losing your right to vote, and losing your right to possess firearms, along with several other possible life-altering consequences. The criminal lawyers at Brandt Defense have over 30 years of experience handling felony offenses and have tried numerous cases before felony juries.
Felony offenses can include:
- Theft and Embezzlement
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- White collar crimes
- DWI or DUI
- Domestic Assault
- Drug and controlled substance crimes
The criminal attorneys at Brandt Defense will immediately put a plan in place to help you deal with this difficult and stressful time. We will take the time to explain the charges against you, the possible defenses you have, and the ways we can put our best foot forward with the prosecutor and court. We will take the time to understand your situation and concerns, and will help you get through this. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and hire any experts necessary to help develop our defense. We understand the law and will aggressively advocate for you. We work as a team, here in our office, and with you. If you are currently under investigation for a felony offense, choosing an experienced criminal attorney will greatly increase your chances of defending yourself and being able to move on with your life.
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Felony Offenses Information & Guides
Penalties for felonies vary depending on the specific felony a person is charged with. The penalty is set by statute but always carries a penalty of imprisonment for over one year.
Minn. Stat. § 609.02 subd. 2
A felony is a crime that carries a punishment of over one year of imprisonment. Felonies are serious crimes and carry a higher penalty than misdemeanors.
Some examples of felonies include:
- Larceny and theft
- White collar crimes
- Burglary and trespassing
- Sexual assault
- Drug charges
Petty Misdemeanor: A petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a sentence of a fine of not more than $300 may be imposed.
Misdemeanor: A crime that is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Gross Misdemeanor: A crime that is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.
Felony: A crime that is punishable by over one year in jail.
What’s the difference between felonies and misdemeanors?
Depending upon the circumstances of the case, some crimes may be considered either felonies or misdemeanors. The felony designation means that particular charge may be punished by over one year in jail.
Anytime you are charged with a crime, you should do two things:
1. Contact a criminal defense attorney; and,
2. Do NOT talk to the cops.
Only in extremely rare circumstances do we recommend communicating with the cops and any decision to do so should be made with the advice of counsel and with an attorney present.