Felony Defense Lawyer in San Antonio
Facing Felony Charges? We Can Help.
All crimes are classified according to the potential penalties that may be imposed if the defendant is convicted. A felony is the most serious type of criminal charge that a person may face as it is punishable by imprisonment in state prison for anywhere from one year to life, or by the death penalty in some cases. Crimes that are typically categorized as felonies include manslaughter and murder, sexual assault, armed robbery,
aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary,
drug trafficking and many
federal crimes. Often these offenses involve violence, but
theft or fraud may be classified as felonies depending on the amount of money involved.
Making sure you have defense representation in the face of your San Antonio felony charges is one of the most important issues you can address after an arrest or in the face of a criminal investigation involving yourself or a loved one. We recommend contacting an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights and options in these matters.
Defense for San Antonio Felony Charges
Some crimes are "wobblers", which means they may be classified as felonies or misdemeanors depending on the particular circumstances of the offense. DWI is such a crime. While a first DWI offense may be a misdemeanor, multiple offenses or DWI causing serious injury or death may be classified as a felony punishable by years in prison. One of the many actions that a competent criminal attorney should take in fighting your San Antonio criminal charges is to help ensure you do not face more serious felony charges and therefore enhanced penalties. Early intervention may assist your lawyer in accomplishing this, including presenting evidence early on and negotiating with the prosecuting attorney to work toward having charges dropped entirely.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your felony charges, San Antonio felony defense lawyer Tylden Shaeffer can work to develop a tailor-made strategy that addresses your unique needs. Contact us today!