Felony Defense Lawyers
A felony is generally defined as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment of more than one year.
In California, felonies are classified as ordinary, serious, or violent. If a person is convicted of a serious or violent felony, they will be given a “strike.” If a person receives three strikes, they are subject to 25 years to life in prison. If a person is charged with a felony under California law, their case will be held in California superior court, and will be subject to the procedural and substantive laws of California.
Some felonies are classified as federal felonies. If a felony involves transportation to another state, for example, the charge will be under federal law. There are many more crimes that are considered federal crimes. If a person is charged with a federal crime, their case will be held in federal court, and will be subject to the procedural and substantive laws of the federal court in which they preside.
There are many differences between federal felony laws and California felony laws. The prosecutors are different, judges are different, and the elements needed to convict a person are different.
If you’ve been charged with a felony in federal court or California state court, call the Champion Law Firm today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Consultations are always free.
If you’re looking for a Los Angeles Felony Attorney, contact us today.