Felonies encompass the more serious offenses, such as robberies and homicides.
Other offenses –such as thefts, for example – may be treated
as felonies if the amount at issue is over a certain value. Punishment
of a felony is generally more severe than that for a misdemeanor. A felony
conviction generally carries a custodial sentence in excess of 1 year.
Moreover, a felony conviction is a permanent bar to firearms possession
and has other collateral consequences. Whether it is us or another attorney,
you should absolutely have counsel if you are charged with a felony.