Criminal Defense Representation in Winston-Salem for Felony Offenses
You may be wondering, “What is the difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?” Crimes are generally categorized as either misdemeanor offense or a felony offense. Felonies are typically considered the more serious of the two.
A felony charge could mean harsher penalties: higher fines, longer prison sentences, and a lifelong record as a convicted felon. Criminal felony charges are treated seriously at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC. Fighting for your rights and your life, is our priority.
When facing felony charges, call a Winston-Salem criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Felonies in Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem recognizes varying felony offenses and classifies them into categories ranging from Class A felonies (the only Class A felony is First Degree Murder) to Class I felonies. Based on circumstances surrounding your arrest and the facts around your case, the specific penalties you face may vary.
Examples of Felonies:
- Aggravated assault
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Grand theft
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
- Terroristic threats
- Vehicular homicide in association with a DWI
- Various drug crimes
There are some felony cases that will be tried at the state level while others are tried at the federal level. There are also felony cases that fall under both state and federal laws which means you could face both penalties. A conviction for a felony is life-altering, including jail or prison time, harsh fines, and a loss of your liberties and rights.
We Can Help at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC
Our team is ready to immediately take action to develop a personalized defense for your case because everything is at stake. As experienced, professional, dedicated litigators, we never back down from a challenge. Our attorneys have an extensive track record of success in helping safeguard our clients’ futures and we want to do the same for you.
For effective, trustworthy representation, contact our criminal defense attorneys in Winston-Salem today.