A felony is a crime for which a person “may be imprisoned in a State Prison.” It is the most serious type of criminal offense.
Sentences in State Prison for felonies range from a minimum of sixteen (16) months to as much as life imprisonment without possibility of parole (LWOP cases).
A client who is charged with a felony has the right to a Preliminary Examination, which is a hearing resembling a “mini-trial,” complete with witnesses testifying on the stand. In our experience, many attorneys do not know how to fully exploit the Preliminary Examination for the client’s benefit.
Nothing less than your freedom and future are at stake.
These are examples of Felony cases: