Felony crimes are serious crimes carrying a high price. In Louisiana, felonies are generally punishable by death or state imprisonment. A felony conviction has far more reaching effects on your personal life and future, including: custody or visitation of your children, employment opportunities, ability to obtain loans, and your reputation. Thus, it is important you have a Louisiana criminal defense attorney who will provide you with a vigorous defense.
Pursuant to Louisiana Criminal Code a felony is “any crime for which an offender may be sentenced to death or imprisonment at hard labor.” Revised Statute 14:2 A (4). Felonies are usually punishable by a year minimum incarceration and/or a minimum of a $1000 fine.
Misdemeanor offenses are lesser crimes punishable by a fine and/or a maximum year imprisonment.
Generally, crimes, especially violent crimes, against another person are considered felonies. They may include:
A felony charge does not equate a felony conviction; however, given the seriousness of the charge and potential loss of substantial freedoms and rights, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a skilled felony criminal defense attorney.
We understand that your future is dependent on the outcome of your case. We will help you through each step of the litigation process, as well as inform you of your options, strategies and the ramifications.
Our felony criminal defense attorney will work hard to obtain the outcome you deserve. From the onset of our representation and irrespective of whether we negotiate a plea bargain or your case goes to trial, we fight to protect your rights and your future by:
There are several defenses we may be able to argue for you:
If you believe you could be charged with a felony, or if you are being questioned regarding a felony, don’t wait to obtain representation. Contact a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara at (866) 708-9024 as soon as possible.
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