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Our team from the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., may be able to help you fight a felony conviction and seek a favorable outcome in your Philadelphia criminal case. We can build a strong defense and use our familiarity with the court system to pursue a plea deal or present evidence that could clear your name.
If you are a suspect in a serious crime, law enforcement wants to question you, or you face felony charges, our criminal defense team is here for you. We want to discuss your legal options today during a free consultation.
How the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., Can Help with Your Case
At the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., we represent clients whose reputations, well-being, and futures are on the line. Felony charges can leave you feeling extreme stress and uncertainty about what to do to seek the best outcome in your case.
When you hire our firm to represent you, we may be able to help fight the case against you by:
- Investigating the circumstances of the alleged offense and gathering evidence
- Building a defense to prove the accusation is false, the police misidentified you as the perpetrator, or other issues occurred that led to your arrest
- Negotiating a favorable plea deal for lesser charges or a reduced sentence when possible
- Protecting your legal rights
- Representing you and presenting evidence during your jury trial, if needed
We Offer Free Consultations to All Potential Clients
Our team has a track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients. We have helped thousands of individuals and families over the past decade.
The Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., offers complimentary consultations, during which you can learn more about our team and how we can serve you. Our phone lines are open now.
If you decide to hire us to represent you, our criminal defense team will go to work quickly. We provide each client with honest legal advice, assess their case, prepare for trial, and seek the best possible outcome for them.
Felony Convictions Have Severe Penalties
The most severe crimes support felony convictions. These offenses generally cause death or injury to others, although some do not. Less serious crimes are usually classified as misdemeanors and summary offenses. The courts further classify felony offenses based on their severity, ranking them from first-degree to third-degree. First-degree felonies are the most serious crimes, such as kidnappings, rapes, and murders.
The penalties for these crimes vary, depending on the classification and other facts of each case. There are mandatory minimum and maximum penalties for some offenses, but a felony conviction will generally mean:
- Going to prison
- Facing fines
- Living with restrictions on your rights
- Struggling to find a job, housing, and other concerns after release
Examples of Felony Crimes in Philadelphia, PA
Some examples of crimes that might lead to felony convictions under Philadelphia law include:
- Murder (18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2502)
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault (18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2702)
- Involuntary manslaughter, especially of a child victim
- Burglary or theft, usually of property worth $2,000 or more
- Possession of child pornography
- Possession of drugs with intent to distribute
Our team is prepared to defend our clients against any of the charges listed above.
You May Face Additional Consequences if Convicted of a Felony
Even after jail and fines, the consequences of a felony conviction – especially a first-degree felony – continue. This ordeal could haunt you for years if you do not fight it. For example, a convicted felon in Pennsylvania can expect to lose several rights, including the right to:
- Run for an elected office or getting an appointment to public office
- Own or possessing a gun
- Vote during incarceration
- Serve on a jury
- Qualify for many types of government benefits or aid
A felony conviction may also make it difficult to:
- Obtain a certification or license for some jobs
- Find a place to rent
- Get hired in many career fields
- Recover socially or financially
You Have a Right to Defend Yourself From Felony Charges
You will want to do everything in your power to avoid a felony conviction. This may mean fighting to reduce the classification of your crime to lessen the severity of the penalties you face. A felony conviction defense attorney from our team can help you determine the best strategy to take in your case.
At the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., we are here for you. We want to discuss your case and offer our services to you and your family. If you have already received a conviction, we may be able to explore your legal options for an appeal or other action.
The Timeline for Enlisting Our Help with Your Philadelphia Felony Case
Having a legal team in place can help you protect your rights when law enforcement is investigating a crime and accuses or arrests you. While our firm can fight for you in court, we can also represent you during police questioning and interrogations.
We encourage you to speak with our team as soon as you recognize that you may need our help, such as when:
- You have committed a crime.
- The police want to discuss a crime with you.
- There is a warrant for your arrest.
- You are facing charges.
- Your loved one was arrested on charges of a serious crime.
Having our team work on your case may relieve a lot of the stress you face because you are not fighting this on your own. We may be able to build a strong defense for you.
Call the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., Today to Learn More
Our team at the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC., is ready to hear about your case today. You can learn more about how our team works and the outcomes we have provided for our previous clients by reading our testimonials and reviews.
Call us today for a free consultation: (215) 515-3360. We will discuss your situation and legal options for fighting felony charges. We may be able to go to work for you and represent you in a court appearance quickly.