If you have been arrested for a serious crime, you could be charged with a felony. This is a serious charge which may result in a jail or prison sentence. If you’re a first-time offender, however, there is a chance that the prosecution will be more lenient.
What Is a Felony?
A felony is a serious crime that is punishable by more than one year in state prison. Examples of felonies include possession of a large amount of controlled substances, murder, rape, burglary, assault, and sexual abuse. In Oregon, felonies fall into different classes such as Class A, Class B, and Class C.
Will You Go to Jail for a First-Time Felony?
Just because you’re being charged with a felony for the first time, it does not mean you will serve time in prison. When negotiating a resolution with the prosecution, many factors are involved including the seriousness of the charge, the amount of loss or damage caused, the reason for the conduct and the wishes of the victim. Your best chance of getting your charges or sentenced reduced is to get in touch with a lawyer.
Contact Pendleton Law for Help
If you’ve been charged with a felony in Oregon, contact Pendleton Law, LLC at 541-201-8626 for help. We will put our decades of combined experience to work to provide you with exceptional and aggressive legal representation.