Can Felony Charges Be Dropped?

If you end up being charged with a felony, you will face serious consequences if convicted. These consequences can include a fine, prison time, and any other sanctions allowed by state or federal law. But, there is no guarantee that you’ll actually be convicted of these charges that the government believes you have committed.

There Is Always a Chance

If there is not enough evidence to obtain a conviction, a prosecutor may opt to drop the charge before the case goes to trial. In some cases, the state may also decline to pursue the case because they do not believe that you should be punished for your actions. There is always the chance that you may not get convicted for your crimes.

Favorable Plea Deal

Depending on your case, it may be possible to get a plea deal. A prosecutor will generally agree to drop the most serious charge in exchange for a guilty plea on a lesser one. You may be offered a plea deal as a way to testify against others who are deemed more dangerous than you are. It is also possible that the plea deal allows the parties involved to obtain a better outcome in a case without adding to legal fees and time. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to weigh these options with you and explain the potential consequences of pleading guilty to a charge. However, if you have been convicted in the past, a subsequent conviction could yield mandatory minimum sentencing.

Acquitted at Trial

Though charges may not be dropped, if you are found innocent by the jury, your attorney could have the charges sealed or expunged. Our expert attorneys know that going through a criminal trial could possibly be the most stressful experience you will have and this is why we are here to help you get through your case and achieve the best possible outcome. Call our office during regular business hours to obtain a free consultation, so you can start relaxing and enjoying your freedom.

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