Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer
A felony is the most serious level of offense. It is the level that can keep you from getting a job, finding a place to live, going back to school, or finding reasonably priced auto or life insurance. In some cases, life insurance companies may not insure a person at all if they have a felony on their record. These reasons, and more, are why when faced with a felony charge you need a Mankato criminal defense attorney representing you. You very well could receive a much better outcome than you would without a strong advocate in your corner.
At Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD, we are committed to achieving the best outcome for our clients. Even when a conviction is imminent, we work toward reducing the charges, lowering the fines, and ensuring the least amount of restrictions going forward. While any mark on your criminal record can have its consequences, a felony is especially serious. It can be harder to get a job with a felony offense on your record than it would be with a misdemeanor offense on your record. That is why we fight for the best possible outcome.
Fighting Felony Penalties
In Minnesota, felonies are punishable by between one year and life in prison. Fines can total up to $1 million. Felony offenses include:
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Drug offenses
- High dollar theft
- Fourth offense DWI within the past 10 years
- Aggravated assault
- Robbery or burglary with a weapon
And the list goes on. There are many offenses that are classified as felonies. Sometimes a gross misdemeanor can be aggravated to a felony if certain factors are present. For example, a person may have been charged with the same crime before, which aggravates the charge.
How a felony is sentenced depends on the class. You have Class A through Class I felonies. Whichever class the crime falls under depends on the number of years in jail and the fine associated with it.
No matter the reason behind the charge, we will be there for you. You will have a criminal defense attorney fighting for you every step of the way so that you have a shot at the best possible future. Even if a conviction can’t be avoided, it is possible for the conviction to be for a lesser offense. That will give you a chance toward having the most productive future possible.
Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Attorney
Felonies are very serious because they can have an impact on the rest of your life. You could have difficulty finding a job, a place to live, or an affordable insurance plan. You could even have difficulty going to college. This is why it is important to defend yourself against the charges so that you can receive the best possible result. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to request a free consultation.