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What do you do if you're facing a felony?

Felonies are the most serious crimes, leading to time in prison along with other harsh penalties. What's interesting about felonies is that they can be very similar to misdemeanors. For example, a state might have a misdemeanor for theft if the amount stolen was under $500, but as soon as someone steals $501 worth of items, they face felony charges. Does it seem fair?

Not always. That's why it's a good idea to get in touch with your attorney if you are accused of a crime. 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 eliminated completely.

What should you do if you're threatened with a felony charge?

First, be aware that 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 fair. Sometimes, multiple misdemeanors add up and result in a felony, and other times, it's your past criminal history that plays a role in a felony charge. In any regard, 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 right now. You have options if you take the time to look.

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