Santa Cruz Felony Crime Attorney

Providing Tough Defense Against Criminal Charges in Santa Cruz

A felony charge is a serious matter in California. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. A person convicted of a felony can go to state prison or county jail. If you or someone you know is facing a felony charge in the Santa Cruz area, it is crucial that you seek professional legal help. It is recommended that you contact The McGuire Law Corporation to schedule a consultation about your case.

As a Santa Cruz criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience handling criminal cases as a prosecutor, Christine McGuire can provide aggressive and thorough representation and ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

California Felony Charges

There are many types of felonies, including drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, felony drunk driving and felony hit and run. Drug crimes include sale, transportation and possession for sale of controlled substances. Sex crimes include child molestation, false imprisonment, forcible oral copulation, rape, forcible sodomy and statutory rape. Non-violent felony charges include burglary, felony drunk driving, felony hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and receiving stolen property, theft and forgery. Violent crimes include assault with deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury. Homicide includes manslaughter and murder.

In California, the Three Strikes Law makes felony charges even more serious. Repeat offenders with felony charges face increasingly harsher sentences. Examples of crimes which are "Strikes" are Murder, Manslaughter, Mayhem, Rape, Sodomy, Oral Copulation, Lewd Acts with a Child, Robbery, Arson, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Carjacking and Residential Burglary.

Your choice of a defense attorney may have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Some crimes charged as a felony may be reduced to a misdemeanor. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to get the felony reduced to a misdemeanor, either in a plea bargain or a contested trial. When your future and freedom are on the line, you will want a Santa Cruz criminal defense attorney who is knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced. Call The McGuire Law Corporation for legal counsel regarding your felony criminal defense case today.

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