It can be difficult to anticipate the many hurdles life presents you with. From unexpected tragedy to a family separating and everything in-between, each person handles a situation differently, and each situation contains its own unique set of parameters and circumstances surrounding it. When it comes to matters of criminal law, however, these parameters and guidelines are much more stringent, and the consequences much greater. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys will discuss the major consequences that accompany a felony conviction, as well as what our team can do to help you through the process.
Held to a Higher Standard
The United States tries criminal matters differently from civil matters, and the major difference between the two revolves around the nature of the situation. For instance, criminal cases involve enforcing public law and consist of the government bringing forth charges against an individual who has allegedly committed the crime. In contrast, civil cases involve a legal dispute that is occurring between two or more parties. Additionally, criminal cases involve crimes of high caliber, including felonies such as manslaughter, arson, murder, possession of drug paraphernalia, and so on and so forth.
Even when discussing criminal law, it is important to differentiate between what qualifies as a misdemeanor and what constitutes a felony. In fact, a major difference between the two includes the standard to which a person is held. In the state of Connecticut, misdemeanors are punishable by imprisonment of not more than a year, whereas felonies are punishable by imprisonment for over a year. To learn more about this information, reach out to our team today.
Permanent Marks on Your Record
In addition to being held at higher standards, a felony conviction will result in a significant impact on your record. Indeed, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you could face future difficulty buying property, acquiring jobs, complications regarding family arrangements such as visitation of children or other family members, and much more. Indeed, conviction of a felony is a serious matter, and likewise, there are significant consequences following this conviction. Contact our team today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about this process.
How We Can Help
In cases where a person has been convicted of a felony charge and it has been deemed a wrongful conviction or the individual has repaid his or her debt to society, a judge may grant a pardon. Indeed, sometimes a case can be mishandled by the opposing council or all of the facts were incorrectly decided upon, in which a skilled professional can represent you in the pardons process.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about your rights regarding criminal felonies, contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 and schedule your free initial consultation today.