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Orange County Felony Defense Lawyer

Felony Offenses in California

A felony is the most serious type of criminal offense that a person may be accused of committing. All criminal offenses are categorized as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies based upon the potential penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction. In California, a felony is a crime that may be punishable by anywhere from a minimum of 1 year in state prison to life imprisonment or the death penalty in some extreme cases. The term of imprisonment as well as the fines and other penalties associated with an Orange County, California felony conviction will vary depending on:

  • The nature of the crime (i.e. a violent crime, theft crime, white collar crime, sex crime, etc.)
  • The defendant’s prior criminal record, if any
  • Whether the offense caused bodily injury to others, and the extent of this injury
  • The use or possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon
  • The intent of the defendant in committing or attempting to commit the crime
  • Whether the victim is a child, elderly or disabled person, firefighter, police officer or paramedic

Felony offenses in California are also particularly serious because certain offenses of this nature will qualify as “strikes” on a defendant’s criminal record. If a person with a strike is convicted of a second felony offense, he or she will face double the normal penalties. A third felony conviction of any kind may result in 25 years to life in prison.

Criminal Attorney for Felony Charges

Orange County criminal attorney Fred Thiagarajah is a former Deputy District Attorney who has extensive experience with the procedures involved with investigating and prosecuting defendants in Orange County criminal courts. This background has given Mr. Thiagarajah a complete understanding of both sides of the criminal process, enabling him to be more effective in negotiating with the prosecuting attorney as well as litigating his clients’ cases in criminal court.

Contact Orange County felony defense lawyer Fred Thiagarajah today for a free consultation regarding your felony charges.

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