Felonies are very serious charges. You can be charged in State Court or in Federal Court. By statute, a conviction of some felony charges will result in a mandatory period of incarceration. Conviction of subsequent felony charges can result in increased penalties, including additional mandatory incarceration. Some basic categories of felony violations are as follows:
Crimes Against the Person/Violent Crimes
- Aggravated or Second Degree Battery
- Stalking and Cyberstalking
- All grades of Homicide or attempted homicide
- Sexual Offenses
Crimes Against Property
- Criminal Damage to Property
Crimes affecting Public Morals
- Carnal Knowledge
- Indecent Behavior
- Crimes Against Nature/Prostitution
- Weapons Charges
If you are charged with a felony, you should have an experienced New Orleans criminal attorney prepared to defend you at all stages of the proceedings. There are certain rights you have with regards to evidence sought to be used against you in court and the process to have this evidence excluded is specific. The Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the matter will have resources available to them to assist in their prosecution. You need to have someone on your side who is experienced in New Orleans criminal law and procedure. You need to call Richthofen & Associates.
There are many steps in the process from arrest to formal charges being filed and even more steps from an arraignment to a dismissal or not guilty verdict. Many individuals think the lack of what they feel is strong evidence will weaken a case and cause it to fall apart or fail at prosecution. This is incorrect. DOING NOTHING CAN BE AN IRREVERSIBLE MISTAKE!!! Once you have been indicated to be a person of interest or are arrested for a felony, you must contact an experienced criminal attorney like Richthofen & Associates. Early representation is essential and in most cases necessary for proper resolution. Early intervention by an experienced criminal attorney can greatly effect the final result and mean the difference between jail time or probation.
A felony conviction should not be taken lightly and every step must be taken to ensure all of your rights are protected and that your final decision in how to best handle you matter is an informed one, based upon the evidence in any particular case. At Richthofen & Associates, you can benefit from our experience and rest assured that you are receiving the absolutely some of the best legal representation available. Richthofen & Associates services New Orleans and surrounding areas.