A felony is a serious crime that comes with serious consequences. Typically, the minimum prison sentence for felonies is 1 year, but depending on the charges can result in spending the rest of your life behind bars. A formidable criminal defense strategy is necessary for anyone charged with a felony. The ramifications of being convicted of a felony can follow you throughout the rest of your life even after you have served your time. You need a strong law firm to stand up for you and protect your rights.
The Consequences of Felonies in Michigan
Depending on the class of felony you are charged within Michigan you can spend anywhere from a year to life in prison with or without a chance for parole. In Michigan and some other states, felonies are divided into classes. The felony classes in Michigan range from A to H. Class A felonies are the most severe and conviction can result in a life prison sentence. Whereas class H felonies usually result in some jail time and/or probation, electronic monitoring, treatment, etc. Felonies are put on your permanent criminal record and can be a burden even after your time has been served. Having a felony on your criminal record can be used against you when applying for both jobs and housing. You will also be unable to obtain gaming or liquor licenses. If you already had these licenses they will be revoked. These among other rights are restricted upon conviction. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight a felony charge.
Strong Defense Against Felony Charges with Gentry Nalley, PLLC
If you or someone you love is struggling with felony criminal charges in Lansing, MI, our skilled criminal defense attorneys, Jules N. Fiani, Of Counsel, and Heather KS Nalley are here to help. They will use their over fifty years of combined professional experiences to create a formidable defense strategy and guide you through every step of the criminal process. They will make sure that your rights are protected and that you are getting the due process and speedy trial that you are entitled to. We understand that everyone and every felony case is different and will tailor a defense strategy specifically for you. Call us at (517) 522-4092 or contact us on our website so we can help you through this difficult time.