All crimes are serious. The more serious crimes are considered to be felonies. A “felony” in Louisiana is a criminal offense that is punishable by death or imprisonment at hard labor.
A felony sentence is severe. A felony conviction, however, will impact a person after that sentence is served, too. A felony conviction can impact a person’s right to vote, ability to possess a firearm, and could have a detrimental effect professionally and impede on the ability to possess certain licenses. Needless to say, anyone facing a felony criminal charge should consult with a criminal defense attorney without delay.
Felony convictions are not taken lightly, and any charge that carries a felony punishment must be aggressively defended. Common Louisiana felony charges include attempted first and second-degree murder, manslaughter, first degree robbery, and battery of a police officer that results in the officer requiring medical attention. In addition, some crimes that are ordinarily classified as misdemeanors are escalated to felonies for repeat offenders. For example, a third offense theft charge, third offense DUI, and second offense possession of marijuana charge are classified as felonies.
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Remember, the government’s attorneys are not representing you if they are charging you with a felony crime. You need someone on your side to explain your rights and fight to ensure that those rights are not infringed upon by the government. If you or a loved one are charged with a Louisiana felony, contact our office today at (337) 233-1303 or click here to arrange a legal consultation.
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