Philadelphia Felony Lawyer
If you are accused of committing a crime, it is important for you to know what you’re up against. You need to know what charges you are facing and what the potential penalties are.
This will allow you to work with a Philadelphia felony lawyer to build a strong and comprehensive defense for your case. We encourage you to call our office and schedule a consultation so that we can go over the charges leveled against you, formulate strategies for your defense, and inform you of the penalties you could be facing upon a conviction.
Crimes Considered to Be a Felony
Certain crimes are considered to be first-degree felonies, and these cases are far more serious than something like a DUI simply because of the severity of the penalties associated with a conviction.
- A first-degree felony, including rape, arson, and kidnapping, could receive a sentence of up to twenty years in prison.
- A second-degree felony, which can include sexual assault, assault, and burglary, can carry a sentence of up to ten years in prison.
- A third degree felony, such as the institutional sexual assault of a minor, reckless exploding, making a terrorist threat, or carrying a gun without a permit, can receive up to seven years in prison.
Working with a knowledgeable Philadelphia felony lawyer may provide you with an opportunity to have your felony’s level reduced, thereby giving you the possibility of a more lenient sentence should you be convicted.
Getting Out on Bail
Being arrested for a crime does not necessarily mean that you committed the crime. You are innocent until you are proven guilty, and working with a Philadelphia felony lawyer is your best chance for being proven innocent.
This means that if you qualify for bail, you can’t be kept locked up in jail. While you are awaiting trial, we can ensure you are able to get out on bail so that your time can be spent at home where you belong.
Protect Your Rights
You have rights regardless of whether you’ve been accused of committing a crime. You have the right to remain silent and not to say anything that could incriminate yourself, even if the questions are being asked by a police officer.
You also have the right to an attorney and to have an attorney with you anytime you speak with the police. Exercising all of your rights is one of your best means for protecting yourself.
Get Help from a Philadelphia Felony Lawyer
Felony charges should be treated with the utmost care and seriousness. A felony conviction can alter the course of your life forever, so you should always take the time to collect evidence, gather witness testimony, and build the strongest case for your innocence possible.
All of this becomes much easier with the assistance of a Philadelphia felony lawyer from Young, Marr & Associates. Our attorneys can ensure nothing is overlooked in your case, and that you receive the best outcome possible for your situation. Call us at (215) 701-6519 to begin working on your case today.
NO JAIL TIME
Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. "S"
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.
As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.