We can help you understand the charges against you.
Pennsylvania criminal law can be complicated — one of MPL Law Firm’s felony defense lawyers can work with you to explain what you are being charged with and the potential consequences if you are found guilty. Here’s a quick guide to the types of felony charges in Pennsylvania and their penalties:
- First-degree felonies: First degree felonies carry a maximum penalty of a $25,000 fine and up to 20 years in prison. First degree felonies include voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, rape and aggravated assault against a police officer.
- Second-degree felonies: Second-degree felonies are considered less serious than first degree, and they carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. Examples of second-degree felony charges include sexual assault and burglary that takes place when no one else is in the building.
- Third-degree felonies: Third-degree felonies include offenses such as making terroristic threats, bribery and possession of child pornography. A conviction for a third-degree felony leads to a penalty of no more than seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines.
- Non-categorized felonies: In Pennsylvania, first, second and third-degree murder is placed in a different category than other felonies. This means the offenses can have higher maximum penalties, including the death penalty in the case of first degree murder.
We can provide an honest look at your options.
The choices you make when defending yourself against a felony charge are likely to have life-long implications. We believe you should be as informed as possible when making these decisions. To facilitate that, our felony defense attorneys will provide you with a no-nonsense look at your options and an honest assessment of your chances of success. We believe communication is an essential foundation of the attorney-client relationship, and we strive to be as open and straightforward as possible at all times.
We are a small firm that can serve you better.
When you hire MPL Law Firm to represent you, you’ll receive the one-on-one attention only a small firm can provide. Richard Robinson has over 25 years of courtroom experience and has defended hundreds of clients in court against a wide range of felony charges.
If you have been charged with a felony offense, contact MPL Law Firm today to learn more about your options and begin planning your defense.