Facing a felony charge in any state can be an overwhelming experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. At the Law Offices of Brian A. Newman, we have been serving clients in Torrance, South Bay and all of Los Angeles County for almost four decades. When it comes to dealing with a felony level charge, you don’t want just any criminal defense lawyer. You need someone who has experience dealing with the toughest cases in California courts who will do what it takes to aggressively defend you.
Felonies in California
No matter what state you’re in, felonies are considered far more serious offenses than misdemeanors. They generally cover arson, rape, murder and armed burglary, among other crimes. In California, severe fixed consequences are in place for convictions of a felony crime, and they vary depending on the type of crime committed. Penalties can include jail or state prison time, thousands of dollars in fines and probation. A felony conviction will stay on your criminal record indefinitely unless it can be expunged, making it difficult for the convicted to obtain a loan, rent an apartment or secure a job.
California’s Three Strikes Law
The “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law, enacted by California voters in 1994 imposes a life sentence for almost any felony crime, no matter how minor, if the offender has had two previous felony convictions. While the intent of the law was to keep the worst of the worst criminals behind bars “where they belong,” many individuals are now serving life sentences because of a very minor offense. Don’t let this happen to you. Recruit a skilled felony crimes defense attorney to represent your case.
Providing Experienced Criminal Defense Since 1982
If you are facing a felony charge and this is your first, second or even third offense, the Law Offices of Brian A. Newman can help. We have been representing clients in Torrance, South Bay and all of Los Angeles County for over 40 years. We know California felony law inside and out, and we can put our skills and experience to work for you. Award-winning attorney Brian A. Newman isn’t afraid to take on even the toughest criminal defense cases. He has represented clients in well over 300 felony jury trials, and he is ready and willing to do the same for you.