An Experienced Felony Crimes Attorney for Fairfax
Any criminal matter is a serious one, but this is especially true when felony charges are involved. In Virginia, as in other states, a felony charge can mean lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines for those convicted. What’s more, a felony conviction can substantially compromise an individual’s future educational and employment opportunities as well as strip them of basic rights such as their right to own a firearm. If you are facing felony charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia and don’t know where to turn, pick up the phone and call B.R. Hicks, PC to speak with an aggressive felony crimes attorney today. With a background in law enforcement and a track record of success on behalf of his clients, Mr. Hicks has the expertise and attitude you need to help you fight your charges. No matter how dire your circumstances may seem to be, don’t assume all is lost until you talk to us. Call his Fairfax County office today to schedule a consultation with Bill Hicks, an experienced, capable and award-winning Virginia felony lawyer.
How Felonies Are Classified in the Commonwealth of Virginia
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, felonies are divided into six classes according to the relative severity of the crimes involved. The most serious, of course, are Class 1, capital offenses. Class 6 felonies, on the other hand, are punishable by prison sentences between one and five years, or jail sentences of up to 12 months and/or fines of up to $2500. Although you should certainly speak to a felony crimes attorney to learn more about how the law may apply in your own case, keep in mind that any felony conviction, regardless of the crime involved, is likely to have significant consequences on a person’s life, both in the short term and for many years to come. Don’t take chances with your future if you’ve been arrested for a felony. Pick up the phone and call former prosecutor Mr. B.R. Hicks to put a reliable, professional felony crimes attorney on your side today. Even if he can’t win your felony case outright, he can often find ways to get the charges reduced to misdemeanors. While they are still very serious matters, misdemeanors have fewer far-reaching consequences than do felonies.
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Examples of crimes that can be prosecuted as felonies in the Commonwealth of Virginia include murder, rape, robbery, arson, sexual assault, kidnapping, manslaughter, drug crimes, tax crimes, white collar crimes, , and DUI (when multiple previous DUI’s offenses are involved). Remember that many crimes that would be prosecuted as felonies under state law are prosecuted as federal crimes if they occurred on federal territory, including the Pentagon, Ft. Belvoir, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Federal crimes are different matters entirely and an indictment for a federal crime can ruin an individual’s life even if no conviction ever occurs. Get help fighting your felony charges: call a dedicated felony crimes attorney at B.R. Hicks today to get started on your criminal defense.