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The Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony

prison barsThe difference between a misdemeanor and a felony may not cross your mind, until you have been arrested. For people facing criminal charges, the distinction between the two types of cases means significant differences in possible jail time and amount of fines due to be paid. Jail time associated with a felony charge is generally greater than the amount of fail time associated with misdemeanor charges. However, a misdemeanor conviction still has lasting effects. The lawyers at Ferraro Law Group are versed in all types of crimes, and believes no case should be ignored. Even small cases such as traffic violations deserve attention. Our strategy is to develop several defenses, so you have choices and can make a decision that is best for your circumstance and that fits the specific and unique facts of your case.

The amount of jail time is the biggest difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. Both classes of crimes carry jail sentences, but a conviction for a misdemeanor will have a shorter amount of time to serve. Misdemeanors have jail time that is less than a year, but the Court imposes longer jail terms for felony convictions. An aggressive defense strategy is necessary to minimize the sentence for your charges. To put your best defense forward, you should call an attorney for help immediately. Be sure to::

● Tell the whole story: what may seem unimportant to you may not be insignificant to your attorney and your defense

● Taking notes: keep a written record of any witnesses so your attorney will know who to interview and how to contact them

● Evidence preservation: when your case includes damage to the property of another person, or a physical harm to another person, be sure to take photos so the evidence of what happened is preserved

Our goal is to form a strategy of defense that is specially tailored to your case. In order to do this, our legal professionals work closely with you. We do not treat cases any differently depending on the type of charge, misdemeanors and felonies are given the same attention by our skilled staff.

We understand being arrested is frightening. Not knowing where to turn can make the experience all the more intimidating. We take our job of calming your nerves seriously, and explain the process in a way that makes sense to you and gives you comfort. Call Ferraro Law Group for defense of misdemeanors or felonies in Stuart. Your first visit is a free consultation.