Long Beach Felony Lawyers

What is a felony offense? In the state of California, individuals are typically charged either with an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony. Felonies are the most serious crimes a person may be accused of, and leave the defendant facing up to three years in county jail, or any number of years to life in state prison, with or without parole if convicted. In certain cases, the death penalty may also be given to someone found guilty of a felony offense. At The Justice Firm, our top priority is protecting your innocence and providing unsurpassed legal guidance and support.

Felony Punishment in Long Beach and Throughout California

Depending on the crime an individual is accused of committing, the punishment for a conviction of a felony crime can be life-changing, literally stealing your freedom. Certain felony offenses may leave your facing life in prison, or even worse, the death penalty. At The Justice Firm, our Long Beach criminal defense attorneys will answer your questions, investigate your case, advise you of all legal options, and work vigorously to prevent a conviction, or even have charges dismissed or reduced when possible, helping you avoid the worst possible punishment. In some situations, it may be possible to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, thereby reducing penalties. In addition, having your sentence suspended or serving formal probation rather then prison time may be an option, depending on the circumstances.

Common Felony Crimes in Long Beach

A crime does not have to be violent in order to be classified as a felony. It is also important to note that certain offenses in California are considered "wobblers," which mean they may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. The crimes most commonly charged as felonies in the state of California include, but are not limited to:

  • Arson
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Drugs crimes (possession, manufacturing, distribution, possession with intent to sell)
  • Illegal possession of pornography
  • Identity Theft
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Mayhem
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault/abuse
  • Certain white collar crimes

In California, there is what is known as the "Three Strikes Law." Under this law, a felony conviction may leave you facing enhanced, or harsher penalties than what are typical for the offense you are found guilty of. If you have one strike on your criminal record, a second conviction for another felony offense could leave you facing a sentence which is essentially double what it would be if you did not have a prior strike on your criminal record.

Contact The Justice Firm Immediately

A felony conviction can literally ruin your life, not only in terms of long prison terms and loss of freedom, but in terms of your reputation, career, and relationships as well. At The Justice Firm, our Long Beach felony defense lawyers understand the fear and uncertainty you face, and your desire for the best possible result. We fight aggressively for our clients, exploring potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, investigating the allegations against you, and doing all possible to protect you from a conviction and the resulting consequences. Contact us immediately for a free consultation at (310)914-2444.