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Felony charges are associated with very serious penalties

Facing a felony charge is something that demands a need to get to work on a defense strategy right away. You don't have time to waste, because felony charges are very serious and can land you in prison. In some cases, you might be able to avoid a prison sentence by being sentenced probation or have your sentence suspended. Even then, the felony on your criminal record can have a huge impact on the rest of your life.

The severity of the penalties you are facing for a felony conviction are directly correlated to the severity of the crime for which you are charged. More serious felonies, such as murder or rape, would be subject to very harsh penalties that can include long prison sentences.

When it comes to felony charges, a conviction can mean a minimum of one year in prison. Of course, it is possible for that prison sentence to be bypassed in exchange for probation if the crime wasn't a very serious felony. This usually isn't possible for severe felonies or cases that involve repeat offenses.

When you are facing your first felony, you might have some questions about how the criminal justice system works for felony charges. You might also have questions about how you can fight the charges and how the charges will affect your life. It is imperative that you get answers to those questions as early in your case as possible so that you have the information you need to make decisions about your defense. Your Tennessee criminal defense attorney can give you accurate information and attempt to craft a winnable defense strategy.

Source: Findlaw, "Felonies," accessed Jan. 22, 2016

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