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Felony offenses are more serious crimes than those which are considered misdemeanors. They carry serious court-ordered penalties as well as having other negative effects on your life. It is therefore vital you do all you can to avoid a felony conviction, starting with contacting a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney. Exercise your right to remain silent and do not discuss your case with law enforcement officials until you have an attorney present. The correct address of your case from the outset can make all the difference to its eventual outcome.
Examples of offenses which can be considered or are felonies include:
- Drug offenses
- Sex crimes
- Domestic violence
- Drunken driving
- White collar crimes
- Theft crimes
Penalties for Felony Crimes
The minimum sentence for a felony conviction is one year in prison. Many felonies, however, carry much longer prison terms—some can result in a lifetime sentence. Fines can range from $1,000 to $1,000,000. The penalties ordered depend on the crime, the severity of the particular incident, and certain other aggravating circumstances, such as if you have prior convictions. Depending on the judgment of the court, you may also be ordered to do community service, participate in a rehabilitation program, or be sentenced to house arrest.
For any felony conviction, you will lose certain civil rights such as the right to vote or to practice certain professions. Having a felony conviction on your record can cause great difficulty when you are applying for a job, a loan, or a place to live. Backed by the resources of my criminal defense firm, I am prepared to fight relentlessly in an effort to save you from these consequences. Learn more about how a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney could help you when you get in touch with Grostyan & Associates, PLC.
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Contact my firm if you’ve been charged with a felony. I offer free case evaluations, so why hesitate? Act now to speak with the team at Grostyan & Associates, PLC and find out how a criminal defense attorney in Minnesota may be able to help you protect your future if you have been charged with a penalty.