Felony Crimes in Delaware
Some crimes are more serious than others, particularly in the eyes of the law. In Delaware, a felony is the most serious type of criminal charge. It is for activity that is considered especially harmful or violent. However if someone is not properly defended by a Felony Lawyer from Georgetown, DE he or she may end up charged with a more serious crime than they deserve.
What is a felony in Delaware?
In Delaware, a felony offense is considered more serious than a misdemeanor offense and carries a harsher sentence, typically a minimum of one year to be served in a state prison (though jail time can be much longer, depending on the crime’s felony classification and whether the crime was violent or nonviolent.) It is important for anyone charged with a felony to retain the services of a skilled criminal defense attorney who has experience in working with the local courts. It is also beneficial for the individual to understand Delaware’s felony crime classifications of Class A through Class G, and a criminal defense lawyer can provide the accused with more in-depth information about the classifications. Click here to read more.
Delaware’s prosecutors and police are aggressive in pursuing felony charges.
Delaware’s prosecutors and police are aggressive in pursuing felony charges, especially those involving heroin and other illegal drugs. Small-scale misdemeanor activity can unfairly be ramped up to a felony charge because the state failed to exercise sound judgment when assessing the crime. When someone has been charged with a felony in Delaware, he or she needs a lawyer with experience in Delaware criminal law to advocate for them.
Being accused of a felony can be a stressful time in a person’s life, and it is important to find a skilled criminal defense attorney to help the individual through the legal process in Delaware and to give a voice to the accused. The dedicated criminal defense lawyers in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have extensive experience in defending individuals accused of felony crimes in Delaware’s courts. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have law offices in Delaware in the cities of Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington.
If you have been charged with a felony in Delaware, we would like to meet with you in person to discuss your case. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Georgetown office, please call 302-855-9300. For Dover or Wilmington please call 302-697-2499. You can reach us by filling out the contact form on this site.