What Happens When You Get A Felony Charge?
If you are charged with a felony, your smartest move is to tell the judge “not guilty.” Doing so will protect your rights, your defenses, and your options available to you. In any criminal case, the judge will either require you to post bail to get out of jail or will release you subject to certain conditions. You may be required to keep in contact with a probation officer while the case is pending.
In hiring an attorney, your lawyer will provide you with a zealous defense, investigate your accusers, and explain to you your options. They should also advise you on the best way to proceed, negotiate your case if you desire, or take your case to trial if you desire. My job is to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
Felony Defense Lawyer
A felony charge can alter your life in significant ways. The consequences can be dire – a felony conviction can carry years in prison, thousands of dollars in legal costs, court-ordered treatment, loss of your firearm rights, loss of your voting rights, and the submission of a DNA sample to the State. It is essential to have a strong advocate in your corner.
At Carley Legal Services near Battle Ground, our team has experience in examining the finer details of every case including domestic violence and DUI’s. We understand there are two sides to every story, and we do not take police reports at face value. Our team works hard to make sure you remain informed of your case at every stage of the proceeding. We provide a tailored strategy to get you the best possible result.
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The consequences of a felony charge can be dire. However, getting charged with a felony is not difficult. It is important to understand how your criminal record can affect a possible sentence. Through the Sentencing Reform Act, a good attorney will be able to negotiate a positive resolution for you. When you are facing a criminal charge, having an attorney on your side from the beginning of the case is your smartest move. A good attorney knows how to argue that you remain out of custody while the case is pending. Tom Carley will take the time to investigate your case, and will also make himself available to you and discuss defending case together.
Tom Carley aggressively defends against felony charges. He has a solid record of creative negotiations, dismissals, and Not-Guilty verdicts. Tom understands when a case should resolve with a negotiated resolution, and when a case should go to trial. He prides himself on open communication with his clients and is available to answer your questions.
Tom offers a free consultation to discuss your case. He provides professional representation at a cost you can afford. Tom works on a flat-fee, rather than on an hourly basis.
In some cases, he works with you regarding a payment plan. When you are facing serious charges, it pays to have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact us for more information here.
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