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Criminal Defense Attorneys Protecting Your Rights in Felony Cases

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Felony offenses are the most serious charges in Pennsylvania, aside from first and second degree murder.  If you are aware that you are being investigated for a felony, or if you have already been charged with a felony offense, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.  Contacting a criminal defense attorney early in the process will help ensure that your rights are protected, and that you are represented at every stage in the criminal proceedings, both inside and outside of court.  This includes the early investigation stages, where it is vital to have an attorney present for any interviews with law enforcement.

The knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Platt, DiGiorgio and DiFabio know how to protect your rights, and know how to defend your felony criminal cases.  The criminal defense team has represented clients on a routine basis in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Felonies in PA

There are numerous offenses that are considered felonies. Similar to the classification for misdemeanors, felonies are classified as a first, second or third degree, with the first degree being the most serious. A felony in the first degree carries a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison.  An individual convicted of a felony in the second degree faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, while one convicted of a felony in the third degree faces a maximum of seven years in prison. Below are examples of felony offenses in Pennsylvania:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Assault
  • Arson
  • Certain theft offenses
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Possession of child pornography

These are just an example of a few felony offenses in Pennsylvania. If police arrest you for any type of crime, do not hesitate to contact a reputable team of criminal defense attorneys. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to vigorously represent you throughout the various stages in the criminal justice process.

How a felony conviction may affect your life

If convicted of a felony, you will have a criminal record. Not only will you have a criminal record, but certain rights will also be restricted. You will not be able to possess a firearm, and your voting rights may be affected. Furthermore, a felony conviction may make obtaining future employment or acceptance into a university, extremely difficult.

If charged with a felony, misdemeanor or summary offense, our skilled criminal defense team can help you.

Contact us for help with felony offenses

Platt, DiGiorgio & DiFabio handles every criminal defense case with professionalism and skill. To speak to one of our experienced lawyers about a felony case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call us today at 267-388-1599 or contact us online.