Queen Anne’s County Felony Defense Lawyer
Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
Felony crimes are the most serious of all criminal charges. A felony conviction could result in prison time of a year or more along with heavy fines and other court-ordered penalties. It will also leave you with a permanent criminal record that can negatively affect your ability to obtain housing, employment, professional licenses, and more. If you have been charged with a felony, you need to fight back with legal representation that is committed, tough, and unwavering.
At Matthew Penick Law, we have earned a reputation for getting results no matter the circumstances of the case. We understand the stakes involved in any felony charge and know what it takes to build a thorough and effective defense. No matter what type of crime you are accused of, we are here to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the type of vigorous defense we all deserve when facing the criminal justice system.
Felony Crimes in Maryland
In Maryland, felonies are not categorized by class. Instead, each type of felony is covered under its own statute that outlines its penalties.
Examples of felonies in Maryland include:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault/rape
- Sales or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance
- Theft of goods or services valued more than $1,000
For example, aggravated assault can carry up to 25 years in prison, carjacking carries up to 30 years in prison, manslaughter carries up to 10 years in prison, and murder can be punished by anything from life in prison to the death penalty. Fines for felonies are also generally higher than those for misdemeanors. Second, third, and subsequent offenses can lead to even longer prison sentences with mandatory minimum sentences per Maryland law.
Turn to Matthew Penick Law
Facing allegations of committing a felony offense is a stressful and frightening experience that calls for skilled legal representation. Our felony defense attorney in Queen Anne’s County is prepared to craft an airtight defense on your behalf.
Call (410) 618-0863 now to get started on your case. We defend clients all over Queen Anne's County from our office on Kent Island.
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