Santa Barbara Felony Defense Lawyer
Charged with a felony offense? We have the tools to protect you!
Felony charges are prosecuted more severely than misdemeanors and can count towards California's Three Strike's Law. Under the Three Strikes Law, if you have two previous strikes against you and you commit a new misdemeanor shoplifting offense, these could be upgraded to a felony, forcing you to serve a 25-year to life sentence. There is a lot at stake in felonies, so make sure that you understand what you are up against by speaking with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Santa Barbara at Appel & Morse.
Examples of charges that are commonly classified as felonies include:
- Drug charges, including possession, sales, manufacturing and distribution.
- DUI charges, for repeat offenders or if serious bodily injuries to a victim result
- Sex crimes, including sexual abuse, sexual assault and possession of child pornography.
- Violent crimes, including burglary, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse and maltreatment, and grand theft
- White collar crimes, including bribery, fraud, forgery, conspiracy, perjury and embezzlement.
Your criminal case evaluation is completely free, so call (805) 467-6060 to request one.
If you are convicted of a felony offense, you will face imprisonment in state prison, or in some instances, capital punishment. Felony convictions can also result in the loss of your professional license, the loss of your right to own firearms, the inability to hold office or serve as a juror, and can result in loss of employment as well.
Former Deputy District Attorneys & Criminal Justice Insiders
Our team or Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers at Appel & Morse has more than 40 years of combined legal experience, including working as former deputy district attorneys. We can bring our unique insight as former prosecutors along with our skills, resources, and commitment to the best possible outcome. To make our high-quality representation more accessible to all clients, we proudly offer flat fees and payment plans.
Learn more about what you can do to fight your felony charges. Contact our firm today at (805) 467-6060!
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