The difference between being charged with a misdemeanor crime and a felony
is based on the severity of specific crimes, and the corresponding severity
of the punishment associated with each offense. For example, a misdemeanor
assault charge might mean you threatened to harm someone else, and they genuinely
feared for their well-being, whereas a felony assault might mean you pulled
out a firearm on that person. There is a noticeable difference in the
severity of the action. In terms of punishment, misdemeanors are often
paired with prison sentences of up to 12 months, whereas felony charges
result in prison terms longer than 12 months. For these reasons, you will
want to seek the guidance of a felony attorney who understands how to
properly analyze, present, and defend you against the felony charges you
or a loved one may be facing.
Facing any time inside of a jail cell is a life-altering experience, both
inside and outside the walls of confinement. On the inside, you face harsh
living conditions with sometimes very dangerous individuals. Your rights
are stripped away from you as you serve your time, contemplating the chain
of events that led you to be stuck inside those walls. On the outside,
the stigma carries on to haunt you. Convicted criminals have difficulty
finding employers that are willing to hire them. If you can’t find
a way to reintegrate into the system, then you face an additional economic
burden on top of the psychological aftermath of serving jail time.
A felony lawyer at the
Miami law firm of Parks & Braxton can help evaluate the charges filed against
you. Using the experience they have gained after a cumulative 40 years
of practice in the field of criminal defense, they can fight for you.
We have dealt with felony charges for crimes such as theft,
drug crimes, sex crimes,
murder, indecent exposure, traffic violations, and many more. Call a felony attorney
today at (888) 460-7383 for a free consultation and find out how you can
best defend yourself against your felony charges.