In the State of California, our criminal court system operates under a three-strike sentencing law, which imposes harsher penalties for individuals who have committed more than one serious and/or violent felony. At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our felony law defense attorney in Los Angeles understands that the best way to avoid landing in the three-strike territory is to obtain an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who focuses on delivering the best outcome, so the felony charge is reduced or dismissed completely.
Our attorney Benjamin Sternberg’s background provides an elite legal strategy to counter the prosecution’s approach in charging and convicting our clients, learned during his experiences at the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and honed over years of defending those who have been unfortunately charged with committing a felony.
Felony Criminal Charges in California
Being convicted of a felony in California can be life-changing for anyone. When arresting charges are filed as a felony instead of a misdemeanor by the prosecutor’s office, the stakes are immediately raised and so are the punishments their office will seek.
Felonies that are handled in state court can lead to incarceration in state prison — instead of a county jail or even probation, that lesser charges may allow. Felony charges can seem difficult to fight, however leave it to our accomplished attorney to unravel and dissect the case in its facts and the procedures while offering you professional representation.
Our Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg focus on the following Practice Area:
- Contracts Law
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- Drug & Possession Crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Real Estate
- Family Law
Felony charges in California can include, but are not limited to :
- Aggravated assault or battery
- Auto Theft
- Criminal threats
- Driving Under the Influence, Causing Injury
- Obstruction of justice
- Possession of certain illegal drugs
- Sexual assault
If you are charged with a felony in California, it is important to get the proper legal representation to ensure your charges can be mitigated, so as not be identified as a felon going forward. The moniker of “felon” can cause serious injury to your personal and professional life, and our San Fernando Valley felony defense attorney can help you face the prosecution with confidence knowing we have worked to build a defense on your behalf.
What Happens If I Am Convicted of a Felony?
At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our felony defense attorney in San Fernando Valley knows how important it is to provide a positive outcome for our clients. Our immediate objective is to build a defense that allows our client to be exonerated completely by getting the case dismissed. When that is not an option, our firm will work tirelessly to have the charges decreased or to agree to a plea arrangement with the prosecutor’s office, giving our client the best options available to move forward and put these charges behind them. However, we are not afraid of taking your case to trial to provide you with vindication.
When our client is charged with a felony, the following components will determine how we proceed with their case, including delivering real-time viable options for their current and future legal standing.
Those factors include :
- The severity of the crime, or the type of felony charge
- Past criminal record
- Circumstances surrounding the crime
Being convicted of a felony can have a widespread negative impact on your current and future life, including :
- Complications obtaining custody of a child
- Deportation, for non-citizens
- House arrest
- Inability to obtain a professional license that is issued by the state
- Ineligibility for firearm purchase or possession
- Interference with housing, rental, and leasing opportunities
- Jeopardizing student loan or financial aid eligibility
- Job loss, or inability to find a job
- Loss of eligibility to receive public assistance funds
- Substantial fines
- Trouble securing personal or professional loans
There are collateral consequences of being convicted of a felony that may not be understood for years to come, and their impact on each of our clients is different. That is why our felony defense attorney in Los Angeles works so hard to pursue and solidify the best outcome available for each of our clients and their unique needs.
How Can the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C. Help Me After a Felony Arrest in California?
Our felony defense experience combined with experience in the prosecutorial officescan increase favorable results for your matter. Our criminal defense attorney provides personal attention to each case we handle, and the difference in our approach to refining the details of each case allows our clients to come out on top.
At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our felony defense attorney will represent your case with exacting legal measures to pursue a victory by :
- Researching the arrest and its legal validity
- Investigating the incident
- Reviewing all evidence
- Conducting interviews with witnesses
- Hiring experts to strengthen our case
- Building and communicating an h2 defense that counters the prosecutor’s charges
The results of your case can be life-changing, which is why we personally focus on delivering a positive outcome, so you can move forward without a felony charge weighing you down. That outcome is just as important to our attorney as it is to you.
Contact Our Felony Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C.
If you have been charged with a felony, there is no time to waste in examining your defense, as the prosecutor is going to move quickly to convict you and increase their verdict rate. At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our criminal defense attorney has better plans for you and will discuss your options and our solutions with an initial contact to our Los Angeles office at (818) 574-0860 today. Do not let this incident intimidate you. Call us now to determine how we can move your case forward in a positive way, so you can move forward with your life.