Santa Barbara Felony Crime Attorney
Defending Against Felony Charges in Santa Barbara County
Felony charges are prosecuted more severely than misdemeanors and can count towards California's Three Strike 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 felony crime attorney in Santa Barbara at Appel & Morse.
What is Considered a Felony in California?
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.
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.
Contact Our Santa Barbara Felony Crime Lawyer Today
Our team of Santa Barbara felony crime 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.
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Contact Appel & Morse today to get started on your defense with our Santa Barbara felony crime attorney.
At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.