Felony charges come with a huge price tag for the people who are facing them. We aren’t talking about the monetary aspect of the charges, but about the social branding that occurs when you are facing these charges.
In the U.S. court system, you are considered innocent until you are proven guilty. Society tends to think the exact opposite, however, and there isn’t really anything that the court system could do about this. You have to take proactive steps to try to prove that you aren’t guilty.
The stigma that comes with felony charges only gets worse when you are convicted of the charge. Then you are branded a felon in society and in the court system. This can make life very difficult for you. People might shun you, finding housing might be difficult and obtaining employment might be challenging.
We know that you might not think that you have any options for a defense. With the resources that some prosecutors have, it is easy to see why you would think this. The good news here is that every defendant is entitled to provide a defense against the charges against him or her. We just have to determine what strategy to use.
No matter what kind of felony charge you are facing, you should start planning your defense by looking at the case against you along with our legal team. This lets you know where to focus your energy. If you can make jurors doubt what claims are made against you, you are introducing reasonable doubt that should prevent a conviction.