Felony Defense

Felony Defense Attorney Rancho Cucamonga

If you have been charged with a felony, you should give us a call. You cannot risk taking your chances alone without competent legal representation. The penalties that come from a felony charges can affect your livelihood. You must disclose felony convictions in your job applications if asked; and you may not own a firearm in California for 10 years or life. Give us call, as a Felony Defense Attorney Rancho Cucamonga, we will fight for you.

Types of Felonies in California

In California there are two types of felonies. “Straight Felonies” crimes that are so serious (i.e. murder, rape, sale of drugs, etc.) charged as felonies only. “Wobblers” that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The prosecutor determines based on your criminal history and facts of the case. The prosecutor decides whether to charge you with a felony or a misdemeanor. This is where Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorneys at Burga Law Firm PC go to work. We look at the evidence and we fight for you.

Sentences for Felonies in California

Felonies are punishable by imprisonment of more than a year in State Prison. Some penal codes allow for the sentence to be served in County Jail. Some penal codes also state the minimum sentence for imprisonment. In addition, fines may be applicable.

Alternative Sentencing

There are several sentencing options available for felony convictions such as:

Probation – which allows you to be out of custody with some conditions.
Parole (early release) – which allows for an early release.
Other consequences of felony convictions
You must disclose it, if asked, in your job applications
You may not own or posses a gun (for 10 year or life)
Require to register as a sex offender (for sex crimes)
Your conviction may count as a strike pursuant to “California’s Three Strike Law.”
You may not be allowed to vote
If you have been charged with a felony or wish to learn more about how Burga Law Firm can help you or your loved one, give us a call to schedule a meeting with an attorney. (909) 538-8320.