Felony Lawyer in Las Vegas
Aggressively Defending Clients Against Serious Charges
Felonies are crimes that are punishable by at least one year in prison. If you have been charged with a felony offense, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer immediately. Having the right criminal defense team on your side can make all the difference in your case.
The Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III has provided reliable, high-quality legal services to those accused of serious crimes since 1998. Our Las Vegas felony attorney has a proven track record of effectively handling these legal matters both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Make sure your case is in good hands by calling our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at (702) 979-7772. Arrange for your free consultation.
Do You Automatically Go to Jail for a Felony in nevada?
In many cases, people who are charged with a felony are not always sent to jail or prison. People do not receive the same sentence when they commit the same felony, other factors such as the character of the offender, the harm caused by the offender, and other factors play a big role in determining your sentence. This does not always happen in every case though.
Category A Felonies in Las Vegas
In Nevada, the most egregious offenses are classified as Category A felonies. These crimes are punished to the fullest extent of the law. Convictions could result in the death penalty or life imprisonment with or without the possibility of parole. Depending on the crime, there are varying jail sentences and fines that can be imposed. Fines can reach up to $500,000.
There are a variety of crimes that can be charged as Category A felonies in Nevada, including:
- First-degree kidnapping
- First- or second-degree murder
- Sexual assault
- Acts of terrorism
- Crimes involving weapons of mass destruction
- Using explosives to destroy occupied property
- Providing drugs that cause death
- Trafficking more than 5,000 lbs. of marijuana
- Vehicular homicide
Those charged with Category A felonies will want to seek a reduced charge, which would lead to lesser penalties. For instance, if a Category A charge is reduced to a Category B charge, the fines are significantly lower, as is the maximum term of imprisonment. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help in the complex negotiation process involved in obtaining reduced charges.
Category B Felony Nevada
The second most serious class of felony crimes in Nevada is Category B felonies. Category B felonies are punished less harshly than Category A felonies and can even be reduced to a lesser felony, misdemeanor, or dismissed entirely. The maximum prison sentence for a Category B felony is 20 years.
Some Category B felonies include:
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Second-degree kidnapping
- Invasion of the home
- Grand larceny (for property valued at $3,500 or more)
- Taking drugs to terminate a pregnancy after the 24th week
- Child abuse or neglect
Rely on Our Las Vegas Felony Lawyer
Remember, even if you have been arrested and charged with a felony offense, you are innocent until proven guilty. Our aim, at the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Frizzell, III, is to have the charges against our clients dropped whenever possible. In cases where a conviction occurs, we fight for charges and penalties to be substantially reduced.
You owe it to yourself to have a compassionate legal advocate on your side during this distressing time. Contact our felony attorney in Las Vegas today for a free consultation at (702) 979-7772.
My case was basically dismissed because he listened and fought for me!- Crystal B.
I have recommended the law office of Kenneth G. Frizzell III to my family and friends for legal matters big and small.- Sara K.
He's straight-forward, and is guaranteed to get you the best results for your situation.- Robin W.