Felonies may best be described as crimes much more serious than misdemeanors.
Due to the serious and grave nature of felonies, the sentences for these crimes severe and long, resulting of long prison sentences, life without parole or death.
Felonies do vary from state to state.
Because felonies require harsher sentences, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney who will explain clearly the charges you are facing and the possible consequences.
It is possible for a criminal defense attorney to defend your case and suggest that you receive a minor punishment. Sometimes felony charges may be punishable through paying fines, receiving counseling or treatment, probation, and avoiding prison sentences through time served at a county jail.
Your criminal defense attorney will know the best strategy for your defense and begin working on a plan that will help you obtain the lightest sentence possible for the charges.