What Happens if I am Charged with a Felony?
Felonies are the most serious crimes in Ohio. The one obvious major consequence of a felony conviction is the possibility of being incarcerated in the State prison system. A felony conviction carries other severe consequences. You may be subject to a term of probation, lose certain voting rights, lose your current employment or ability to secure future employment etc.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get in touch with your attorney immediately if you are facing felony charges. Depending on the facts of the case, it might be possible to have a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor or for a charge to be dismissed.
Felony charges often have minimum sentences and can be extremely harsh, even for first-time offenses. That’s why you should discuss the possibility of alternative sentences and have your attorney review the case to make sure the charges are appropriate. Having someone on your team who can help you negate those charges is important.
Your criminal defense attorney will guide you through the process of learning more about your charges and fighting them. With good help, education and support, it’s possible that you could walk away without the severe penalties that you’re being threatened with or perhaps even have the charged dismissed.
If you are facing any criminal charges, please call the law firm of Schuh & Goldberg and schedule your free consultation today!