Napa Felony Defense Attorney
Serious Charges Require Serious Legal Representation
Being charged with a felony in California can be an extremely frightening experience. Currently, a felony charge can result in upwards of 16 months in state prison, as well a host of other severe penalties. Additionally, a felony conviction never goes away, which makes the need for a legal defense that much more important.
At the Law Office of Douglas Pharr, our Napa felony defense lawyer has more than 20 years of legal experience in defending his clients against a wide range of criminal charges throughout the Napa Valley.
Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case before it’s too late.
What types of crimes are felonies in California?
Felony infractions against the state of California include a wide range of serious, often violent crimes.
Felony charges include crimes involving:
- Murder, intent to murder, or attempted murder
- Sexual assault, or attempted sexual assault
- Burglary and robbery
California state law also recognizes several crimes that may be considered felony offenses in certain cases. These crimes are known as “wobblers” because, depending on the specifics of the case, they may either be levied as misdemeanor crimes or felonies.
Examples of such offenses include:
- Gang-related crime
- Assault crimes
- Fraud crimes
- Drug crimes
Depending on the severity of the crime, infractions falling under the above categories may be determined by the court to be felonies.
California’s Three Strikes Law
State criminal code in California also recognizes a “Three Strikes Rule” for repeat offenders of felony charges. Under the Three Strikes Rule, a defendant will face increasingly severe penalties for every repeated felony charge after being convicted a first time.
For example, if an individual is convicted for a felony and arrested for another felony offense a few years later, he or she will be facing more severe penalties upon conviction than their first offense. An individual in California convicted for a third felony will automatically find themselves facing 25 years in prison.
Proven Legal Defense with 20 Years of Experience
A felony conviction can change your life forever. If you have been arrested and charged with a felony in California, you need to act quickly and secure strong legal defense for yourself right away.
As a Napa criminal defense attorney, Doug Pharr has more than 20 years of legal experience and has been ranked in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. When you secure Attorney Pharr and his team on your side, you can rest assured that your rights will be fought for with every resource available.
Contact the Law Office of Douglas Pharr today at (707) 674-5868 to begin with a free evaluation of your case.