Santa Rosa Felony Defense Lawyer
Felonies: The Most Serious Type of Crime
If you are facing felony charges, I urge you to contact me at The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia. I have over a decade of experience, over which time I have handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. I have extensive trial experience and have defended clients against serious felony charges, including two first degree murder cases to verdict. I have tried cases to an acquittal, some of which included felony child abuse and manslaughter charges.
It’s important to remember that criminal cases are complicated and the consequences can be severe. For instance, a conviction can result in deportation for a non-U.S. citizen or it can prevent a legal resident alien from ever becoming a U.S. citizen.
If you are facing felony charges, the District Attorney’s Office will file charges against you, and each county has its own District Attorney’s Office. Remember, no matter what charges you are facing, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt!
Felonies vs. Infractions & Misdemeanors
The three types of criminal cases are infractions, misdemeanors and felonies, with felonies being the most serious of all three. An infraction involves a fine, but no jail time. A misdemeanor involves 6 or 12 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
If you are found guilty of a felony, you can be sent to jail or prison for one year or longer, or you may even receive the death penalty for serious crimes such as first degree murder. In general, defendants convicted of felonies in California will be sent to state prison for 16 months or longer.
Examples of felony offenses include:
- Grand theft
- Possession of controlled substances (drugs) for sale
Contact The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia!
If you were arrested on felony charges, you face the possibility of hefty fines, imprisonment, community service, and a host of other unwanted consequences. With experience handling thousands of criminal cases, I know the California criminal justice system inside and out. After examining the facts of your case and searching for any potential errors made by law enforcement or violations of your constitutional rights, I will advise you of your options and the likely outcomes for each option.
Regardless of what you have been charged with, my goal is to obtain the best possible case result, whether it means a favorable plea bargain, reduced charges, a dismissal or an acquittal. As an aggressive Santa Rosa criminal defense lawyer, I will protect your best interests throughout the criminal process.
Give me a call today to discuss your case in a phone consultation!