Felony Defense Lawyer in St. Louis, MO
You Need a Defense Attorney From Millikan Wright, LLC
Felony charges differ from misdemeanors because they are far more serious
in nature and in penalties. The negative effects of these charges can
also last longer compared to misdemeanor convictions. Felony charges can
be tried on either the state or federal level. If you are facing felony
charges, it is of utmost importance that you seek legal help from our
St. Louis criminal defense lawyers at
Millikan Wright, LLC. We are not afraid to take your case to court and fight for your freedoms
in felony cases.
What charges are considered felonies?
Felonies are extremely serious charges and should be treated as such. They
can carry strict consequences and leave a lasting mark on your record.
Should you be convicted of a felony, it could negatively affect your ability
to successfully gain employment, apply for loans, or enroll in educational
Examples of felonies can include, but are not limited to drug crimes, traffic
crimes, violent crimes, kidnapping, rape, murder, and manslaughter. However,
a number of accused crimes can be considered felonies. If you have been
arrested in connection with any crime, you need to be confident that your
defense lawyer will be able to defend you against any accusation.
Felonies can be classified into four different categories:
Class A: Short of death penalty crimes, this type of felony is the most serious
and can result in many years in prison and very high fines.
Class B: Less serious than Class A, these charges tend to revolve around specific
circumstances and previous convictions. The penalties are still severe, however.
Class C: This is one of the lesser felony charges. Penalties involve prison time
and fines, but are often far less severe than Class A or Class B. Probation
may also be an option.
Class D: This is usually viewed as a subset in the classifications, but is still
a felony nonetheless.
When you have been arrested in connection with a felony charge, you will
likely need a family member or friend to post bail on your behalf. There
are many factors that are considered when setting bail including the circumstance
of the crime, the weight of the evidence, and the accused's record.
There are times when bail is set excessively high for the charge(s). This
can result in a person spending months in jail awaiting trial without
ever being convicted. If you or a loved are faced with a felony charge
and an excessively high bail, contact the St. Louis criminal law attorneys
at Millikan Wright, LLC for a free consultation. In certain situations,
it may be possible to reduce the amount of bail.
Get Serious Advocacy With St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyers
When facing felony charges, you need experienced lawyers working for you
who are not afraid to go to court with your case. With
more than 50 years of combined legal experience, our team is well positioned to handle all of your needs with efficiency.
We have the financial resources and trial experience to represent you
to the fullest of our abilities. Don't jeopardize your personal freedom.