Felonies are the worse charge you can face. If you are convicted of a felony, you can receive a strike on your record and can also expect heightened penalties-from monetary fines to prison length. If you are convicted of a felony, you can face incarceration in state prison or, in some instances, capital punishment.
Examples of felony offenses include:
- Drug Possession for Sale
- Homicide / Murder
- Sex Crimes Such as Rape
While sometimes a charge can only be rendered a felony offense, at other times a charge might constitute a "wobbler." A wobbler is when the prosecutor can elect to file a charge as either a misdemeanor or felony- usually depending on the circumstances surrounding the case and your criminal history.
The Three Strikes Law and its Repercussions
California has a law known as the "three strikes and you're out" law, which is to keep habitual offenders in check. If you are convicted of three felonies, you can receive a very long sentence-up to a life sentence. Even if you simply receive a second strike on your record, you can expect enhanced penalties.
Charges that can count as a strike on your record include:
- Burglary / Robbery
- Most Sexual Offenses
- Offenses Where a Weapon Was Used
- Offenses Resulting in Serious Bodily Harm
- Any Crime Involving Explosives
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If you have been charged with a felony offense, you should not take it lightly. The best way to protect your reputation and future is to secure hard-hitting legal representation immediately! Contact Darwish Law to take advantage of our free case evaluation and to see how we can put our experience to work for you.