Felony Defense Lawyer
Defending Felony Charges Throughout San Diego County California
Criminal offenses are categorized according to their seriousness and subsequent sentencing. Those that are more serious involving incarceration for more than a year are charged as felonies. A felony may be filed in either state or federal court. Some crimes are called “wobblers” which means they may be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony. How these crimes are charged will depend on the prosecutor and, in some cases, the judge. Federal felonies may be subject to federal sentencing guidelines with mandatory minimum sentences which can be severe. Any felony charge, however, is a serious matter which requires prompt professional legal attention from an attorney who is adept in criminal defense.
Felony charges may stem from a wide variety of criminal offenses. These range from drug crimes to theft crimes to crimes involving sexual misconduct, domestic violence, drunk driving, battery, fraud and other white collar crimes, manslaughter, and murder. In any criminal investigation into a felony or actual felony charges filed against you, it is critical that you engage the services of an experienced and committed defense attorney as soon as possible; your attorney may be able to get felony charges reduced and, in some cases, dropped altogether. Your best legal opportunities may exist early in your case which is why we advise you to contact the Law Offices of Scott M. Schlegel, APLC immediately. Our founding attorney has more than 15 years of state and federal criminal defense experience.
Skilled Legal Defense
At our firm, we take an aggressive approach to criminal defense in felony cases. We realize what is at stake for our clients. You may be facing state prison terms, heavy fines, restitution, probation, and other court-mandated actions. Your future may be adversely affected for the rest of your life if you are convicted. Employment, career advancements, personal relationships, your reputation, and professional state licenses are just a few of the areas which may suffer. Fighting for your freedom and future and protecting your legal rights is our mission, which we take seriously. We pride ourselves on the quality and commitment of our legal services. Contact our firm today to speak with an experienced attorney about your case if you are facing any type of felony charge in or around the San Diego area.