Ferguson & Ferguson
Attorneys at Law
How Does a Felony Differ from a Misdemeanor?
Are you or your loved one being accused of a criminal offense in Alabama? In the state of Alabama, a felony is any crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment in state prison for more than one year and one day. All other crimes or public offenses are treated as misdemeanors, which carry a maximum of one year in county jail. Most felony convictions can result in the loss of your professional license, the loss of your right to own firearms, loss of employment and the inability to hold office or serve as a juror. Our attorneys have handled almost every type of criminal prosecution, from simple misdemeanors to complex federal prosecutions, and have represented thousands of Alabama residents. There is a lot at stake, make sure you make the right choice. Call 256-534-3435 now.
Serious Charges Require a Serious Attorney
If you have been charged with a felony offense in Alabama, you need serious representation. The Huntsville and Decatur criminal lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson have been defending the rights of criminally accused clients for more than 50 years combined. When you hire Ferguson & Ferguson, we will stand by you every step of the way. We review the evidence against you, and do everything in our power to secure a favorable resolution on your behalf. We know how serious a felony conviction can be, and we will work diligently to protect your rights.
Types of Felony Offenses in Alabama
Some of the most common felonies in Alabama:
- Obstructing Justice
- Drug Crimes
- Theft Crimes
Most people fear they cannot afford a Huntsville or Decatur criminal defense lawyer. Only you can determine if you can afford to retain the services of a good criminal defense lawyer, as well as whether you can afford NOT to. Criminal charges are serious, and you must determine whether you want to risk your freedom or spend the money to ensure you have adequate legal representation. You can accept a court appointed lawyer that may have an overwhelming case load and little time to spend with you on your case. While a court appointed lawyer is not your best option, it is far better than no legal representation at all. Your absolute best option is to hire an experienced Huntsville or Decatur criminal defense attorney. Whether you hire us or someone else, you want to hire a criminal lawyer who has the resources and time to help you. Contact us immediately to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Call now for your free consultation. Call 256-534-3435 now. We will help.