Misdemeanor and Felony Lawyer Lawrenceville
Stepp Law’s diligent criminal defense strategy
At Stepp Law, we have nearly 20 years of criminal defense experience in various types of misdemeanor and felony charges. At the outset of every criminal defense case, regardless of the severity of the crime, we will carefully analyze the facts and circumstances of your case, along with applicable laws, to determine your absolute best course of action. We know that a criminal conviction can have a serious impact your life, and we will help you through the challenges in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Differences between misdemeanors and felonies
A crime may be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor is generally considered a less serious crime than a felony. Misdemeanors may result, if convicted, in prison sentences of up to one year. Misdemeanors include such crimes as drug possession (depending on the amount), shoplifting and certain types of theft.
Felonies include crimes such as robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, rape and murder. They may result in prison sentences ranging from one year to a maximum of life in prison without parole. Our criminal defense lawyers realize the serious implications of a conviction and are ready to provide you with an aggressive and diligent defense.
Post-conviction sentencing for misdemeanors and felonies
In the event you or a loved one is convicted of a crime, it is important to be aware of the potential sentencing consequences. Depending on the severity of the crime, sentencing options may include any, or a combination, of the following:
- Incarceration: If you are convicted, the judge may order that you spend time in jail or prison. A judge determines the type and length of incarceration depending on the severity of the crime and the defendant’s background. Defendants convicted of misdemeanors are generally assigned to a city or county jail for up to one year, while felony convictions are served in state prison facilities for any period over one year.
- Probation: if you are convicted, a judge may place you on probation instead of sending you to jail; you will have to meet specific conditions such as reporting to a probation officer, working, not violating any laws, and others.
- Community service: You may be ordered to participate in a community service program in your city or county.
- Fines: You may have to pay a monetary fine to the court.
- Restitution: The judge may order you to pay damages to the victim of the crime.
Attorney Richard Stepp brings over 17 years of criminal defense experience to the table to help you minimize the effects of a criminal conviction and obtain the best possible outcome.
Contact our Lawrenceville misdemeanor or felony lawyer for a free initial phone consultation
If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, it is in your best interest to get legal advice from a Lawrenceville misdemeanor attorney such as Stepp Law right away. Call Stepp Law at 678-987-8490 or contact us online to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys.