Felony charges can be very serious, and depending on the exact charge and any prior record of misconduct or criminal behavior these charges may carry significant penalties. Jail time or prison time, along with large fines, restitution, and legal fees are not uncommon where felonies are concerned. However, there are options for fighting back against charges when you have been falsely accused, or when charges that have been brought against you are for criminal activity more severe than what may have taken place.
Being able to have charges reduced or dropped can make a significant difference when it comes to the length of sentence that a person may serve and how much they could potentially have to pay in fines and restitution. By keeping that in mind, an attorney can work toward the charges being dropped if the case warrants it, or attempt to have the charges reduced if that is the best course of action. Being charged with a felony is a higher level than being charged with a misdemeanor, and includes crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and some forms of assault, along with other serious crimes.