At the Whiddon Law Office, our experienced Shreveport-Bossier City felonies attorney knows how terrifying it is to be facing felony charges and the potential consequences that follow, especially time in prison. If you have been charged with a felony, our law firm wants you to know that we are here to provide you with the legal representation that you deserve. We believe that all persons should be held innocent until proven guilty, and our job is to increase your chances of securing a case outcome in your favor. Call our law firm today to learn more.

What Is a Felony?

A felony offense is defined by the Louisiana State Legislature as “any crime for which an offender may be sentenced to death or imprisonment at hard labor.” These are serious penalties, with the death penalty being the most severe punishment in the American penal system. Misdemeanor offenses, on the other hand, simply refer to any crimes other than felony offenses (first-time DWI crimes, petty theft, personal possession of marijuana, cyberbullying, etc.).

Common Felony Crimes in Louisiana

Our lawyer is experienced in felony crimes defense and can help you if you have been charged with a felony. The following provides an overview of some of the most common types of felony crimes cases that we work on, although the list is not inclusive:

  • Drug crimes other than crimes involving marijuana, including possession, distribution, and drug manufacturing crimes
  • Violent crimes, such as assault, certain domestic violence crimes, robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault, rape, and murder
  • Theft crimes involving property valued over a certain dollar amount
  • Weapons offenses
  • Second- and third-offense driving while impaired/under the influence crimes
  • White-collar crimes, such as money laundering or embezzlement or fraud
  • Sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and crimes involving minors (pornography, prostitution, etc.)

Penalties for a Shreveport-Bossier City Felony Offense

The penalty that will be assessed following the conviction of a felony crime depends on many things, including whether any mandatory minimums exist for the crime, the specifics of the crime and harm to the victim, specifications set forth in the Louisiana code, and the convicted person’s criminal history. Penalties can range from a short period of incarceration to life imprisonment. Capital punishment is also still a legal punishment in the state of Louisiana.

Felony Defense from Whiddon Law Office

When you are facing felony criminal charges, you need a lawyer who has your best interests at heart and who has experience working on cases like yours. When you call the Whiddon Law Office, you can count on our law firm to investigate your case, review the prosecution’s evidence against you, and strategize to build the best possible defense or secure the best case outcome possible, which may involve striking a plea bargain with the prosecution.

Call Today to Learn More

To learn more about your rights when you’re facing felony charges, please call the Whiddon Law Office directly today. Our experienced Shreveport-Bossier City felonies attorney will advocate for you when you need it most. Call us directly or send us a message online to get started.