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Felonies are crimes that are more serious than misdemeanors and carry harsher penalties. A felony conviction is devastating and lasting consequences for the accused-- even beyond any time served in prison. If you or a loved one have been charged with a felony crime, it is crucial that they seek legal counsel immediately.

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Silis & Associates is a boutique law firm offering award-winning representation to clients who have been accused of various criminal acts. We know the challenges criminal defendants face as they must confront our criminal justice system here in Virginia and how to ensure that they receive every consideration they deserve. Our Alexandria criminal defense lawyers have extensive courtroom experience and are not afraid to make our client's case before a judge and jury.

We encourage you to contact our law firm immediately at (703) 721-4773 to speak with an Alexandria felony defense attorney. We're ready to help you explore your options. Free consultation!

What Are the Classes of Felonies in Virginia?

Potential penalties for a felony conviction can vary, but almost always can result in serious, even life-altering consequences. Unlike misdemeanors, these convictions frequently place criminal defendants in prison and impose tremendous fines, as well.

  • What is a Class 1 Felony? These are the most serious crimes, such as premeditated murder. Adult defendants may face up to life in prison and fines as high as $100,000 if convicted.
  • What is a Class 2 Felony? A conviction for a Class 2 felony may result in a prison sentence of 20 years to life and fines up to $100,000. Examples include second-degree murder, manslaughter, and rape.
  • What is a Class 3 Felony? Class 3 felonies are less serious than the previous two classes, but still carry time in prison and hefty fines. A conviction can result in a sentence of between five and 20 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000. Examples include shooting or stabbing another person with an intent to kill.
  • What is a Class 4 Felony? One example of a Class 4 felony is arson where the building was not occupied. A conviction may result in a sentence of two to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
  • What is a Class 5 Felony? These crimes are known as "wobblers," which means they may be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances and any prior convictions. These crimes are punishable with prison terms of one to 10 years when charged as a felony and up to 12 months in jail if charged as a misdemeanor. Drug charges and involuntary manslaughter are an example of Class 5 felonies.
  • What is a Class 6 Felony? These crimes are also wobblers. When charged as a felony, the defendant may be sentenced to a prison term of one to five years or up to 12 months in jail for a misdemeanor conviction. Violation of a court order and reckless endangerment are examples of this type of felony.

Although these crimes vary in severity, any felony conviction is serious. Even after you are released from prison, having a felony conviction can interfere with your ability to get a job, find housing, and your right to vote. That is why it is so critical to meet these allegations with aggressive, proactive defense counsel that is ready to go the distance for their clients.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How can a felony conviction in Virginia affect my future?

A felony conviction can have severe and long-lasting effects on an individual's life. Beyond the immediate penalties, such as prison time and fines, a felony record can hinder one's ability to secure employment, find housing, and exercise the right to vote. The stigma of a felony conviction can persist long after any sentence is served, which is why it is essential to have a robust defense to combat these charges.

Why should I choose Silis & Associates for felony defense in Alexandria?

Choosing Silis & Associates for felony defense in Alexandria means selecting a law firm that prioritizes individual client needs and offers personalized legal counsel. Our history of satisfied clients and our boutique approach to criminal defense ensures that each case is handled with the utmost attention and dedication. Our lawyers are not only knowledgeable but also possess extensive courtroom experience, which is vital for effective felony defense.

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