In Virginia, felony crimes call for a punishment of one year or more in state prison. If you’re charged with a felony, you are in jeopardy of losing your liberty and a great deal of money through fines. Additionally, there’s the potential for permanent disruption to your life, your career and your family. Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law provides robust representation in felony cases, including sound legal advice, emotional support, and skilled negotiation and litigation. While no attorney can guarantee results, our firm relies on proven strategies for minimizing the consequences of a felony arrest. We work with the facts of your case to deliver the best possible outcome.
Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanors and have longer sentences and higher fines. If convicted of a felony, a person usually serves a sentence in state prison rather than county jail. Criminal law in Virginia divides felony offenses into six classes. The punishments authorized under the Code of Virginia are as follows:
In many cases, judges have discretion with regards to sentencing. A capable attorney can sometimes negotiate with a prosecutor to get the court to approve a reduction of charges or sentencing.
The Code of Virginia lists numerous categories of felony offenses. Common examples include:
For further information, see our Criminal Law FAQ page.
If you’ve been arrested on felony charges in the Virginia Beach area, reach out to Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law. Our dedicated attorneys help ensure that your rights are protected and you get the benefit of due process, as we work to achieve the best possible outcome. Call us today at 757-215-4818 or contact us online.
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