Felony Defense Attorney in Brooklyn
Have You Been Arrested for a Felony?
A felony describes a category of crimes are of a more serious nature in
comparison to misdemeanors.
The main determining characteristic of a felony is that following a conviction,
you are sentenced to incarceration for one year or longer. You time will be served out in a state prison instead of a local or county
jail. Fines and other punishments are much harsher and unforgiving than
those connected with a misdemeanor.
If you have been charged with a felony, you may be concerned about going
to jail, receiving probation, deportation, incurring fines and suffering
loss of reputation. You may feel alone and vulnerable to a cruel and callous
criminal justice system. You need to know that there is hope and you can
obtain effective help. Getting arrested does not mean that you are determined
guilty of a crime. It is important to remember however, not to make any
statements to law enforcement officials without an attorney present, in
the small chance that you say anything to incriminate yourself. A
Brooklyn criminal defense attorney can aggressively defend your rights and improve your chances of dismissal
or reduction of charges.
Rights of a Felony Defendant
You have rights which your attorney can use to seek an optimum result in
your case. Some of these include:
Right to Bail: Except in unusual cases you will be able to have bail set and get out
of jail while defending yourself against charges.
Right against Unreasonable Search and Seizure: You have a right to be free from police search except upon probable cause.
Your attorney will move to suppress evidence unlawfully seized.
Right to Remain Silent: You do not have to answer police questions. If the police have used duress
to obtain a confession from you or failed to notify you of your rights,
your attorney may move to suppress the confession. In court you do not
have to take the stand but may leave it up to the prosecutor to prove
the case with its own evidence.
Right of Cross-Examination: Through your attorney, you may cross-examine all witnesses presenting
testimony against you. This is your opportunity to expose false data and lies.
Right to Jury: You may have your case decided by a jury of your peers. Your attorney
may forcefully present your defense to the jury and appeal for acquittal
Superior Legal Defense You Can Trust
At The Law Offices of David E. Levine, we provide aggressive legal defense
to clients charged with felonies in the Brooklyn area. The law can be
harsh and unforgiving at times and we feel there is no greater obligation
or duty than to protect the constitutional rights of the criminally charged.
We understand the serious consequences of conviction and we will work
tirelessly to defend our clients' rights and aggressively seek to
achieve dismissal or acquittal of charges.