Bakersfield Felony Defense Attorney
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If you or someone you know has been arrested for a felony, it is extremely important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Felony charges are very serious and can have lasting effects on your life. If you are convicted of a felony, you will face serious consequences such as losing your right to vote, being unable to own a firearm, and having difficulty finding employment. If you are a convicted felon, you will also find it difficult to travel outside of the United States. Felony charges can also prevent you from obtaining professional licenses as well as prevent you from renting an apartment.
At Hennessy Law Group, we know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and can use our experience to help you avoid a conviction. We understand that felony charges are extremely serious, and we will work tirelessly to help you reach the best possible outcome in your case.
What Is Considered a Felony in Kern County?
A felony is a serious criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. The severity of the punishment is based on the seriousness of the crime and the prior criminal history of the defendant. In California, the state legislature has created a list of specific crimes that are considered felonies. However, many crimes that are charged as felonies are based on the specific facts of a case. If the facts of a case are similar to the facts of a felony, then the charges may be increased to a felony.
Some of the most common felony charges in California include:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Drug possession
- Aggravated assault
- Tax evasion
How Do I Challenge Felony Charges?
If you have been charged with a felony, you may be wondering if there is anything that can be done to reduce or dismiss your charges. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to reduce felony charges in California. However, there are a few ways that you may be able to challenge felony charges. Challenging the evidence in your case may be one way to reduce or dismiss charges. Challenging the evidence may be possible if your attorney can show that the evidence in your case was obtained illegally. If the evidence was obtained illegally, it may be possible to get all the evidence in your case thrown out. If this happens, your charges may be reduced or dismissed.
Challenging a felony conviction may also be possible if your attorney can show that you were not competent to stand trial. If you were not competent to stand trial, then you should not have been convicted. Challenging a felony conviction may also be possible if you can show that you were denied your right to a speedy trial.
For information pertaining to your case, call our firm at (661) 485-5602 or complete our online form today.
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