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A Felony Is Forever

Last updated on July 7, 2020

A felony conviction can have a significant impact on your life. There is a real possibility of jail or prison time, and the conviction will be a permanent black mark on your record.

The criminal defense attorneys of Henley & Henley, Attorneys at Law, understand the gravity of felony charges and will use all their skills and experience to avoid the harshest consequences. Through legwork, negotiation or representation at trial, we will help you fight this.

What Constitutes A Felony Crime?

A felony is defined as a serious offense that carries a possible sentence of 12 months or more in jail or prison, usually served in a state or federal penitentiary. A convicted felon is also stripped of certain civil rights, including voting rights and the right to own or possess firearms.

Many crimes of violence are felonies, but many nonviolent crimes are also felonies. Examples of felonies include:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery and first-degree burglary
  • Most sexual offenses
  • Most drug charges
  • Felony theft (value of $1,000 or more)
  • Kidnapping
  • Fraud and embezzlement
  • Forgery and identity theft
  • Illegal weapons

Experienced Defense For Felony Criminal Charges

Our Annapolis attorneys’ thorough felony defense strategies include:

  • A full and thorough review of all case details, starting with the circumstances of your arrest
  • Investigating your arrest circumstances for potential constitutional violations by law enforcement
  • Determining whether there was sufficient probable cause supporting a search warrant
  • Working to discover instances of being overcharged to fight for lesser charges
  • Negotiating for plea agreements favorable to our clients
  • Assertively representing you in front of prosecution, judge and jury

Get Legal Counsel Immediately

A potential felony conviction should be treated with the attention and care it deserves. That conviction could result in a great number of long-term negative consequences in your life or the life of a loved one who has been charged. What’s more, a previous felony conviction on your record can dramatically increase penalties for any subsequent conviction.

Speak with us as soon as possible to discuss your case. Arrange a free initial consultation by calling 410-734-5536 or by contacting us online. Henley & Henley, Attorneys at Law, serves Anne Arundel County and Queen Anne’s County, with offices in Annapolis and Centreville.