Charged with a Felony? Our Firm can Help!
Trusted Bowling Green Criminal Defense Lawyers
Felonies are more serious charges than misdemeanors and a conviction could put you behind bars for more than one year. While felonies are associated with the worst of crimes such as murder or rape, this does not mean they cannot be beaten in court. With Smith & Wilcutt, LLC on your side, our Bowling Green criminal defense attorneys can put together a defense strategy to fight your charges and avoid a conviction.
At Smith & Wilcutt, LLC we provide creative solutions to legal problems. Our firm has over 25 years of legal experience behind us and we draw on this experience with each case we handle. Here, clients are treated like real people instead of case numbers and receive the attention they deserve. We can work hard on your behalf in negotiating with the prosecution and in fighting for you in court no matter what you have been accused of.
How does Kentucky handle felony convictions?
Every state classifies and handles felony charges different. In Kentucky, felonies are ordered and punished according to the seriousness of the crime in question. Our Bowling Green criminal defense lawyer can explain your charge to you in more detail during your free case evaluation.
Felonies are categorized and punished as follows:
- Capital offenses—murder: death penalty, life without parole, 25 years to life
- Class A felony—rape: 20 to 50 years in prison, or life imprisonment
- Class B felony—felony assault: 10 to 20 years in prison
- Class C felony—theft of property worth $10,000 or more: 5 to 10 years in prison
- Class D felony—marijuana trafficking near a school: 1 to 5 years in prison
In addition to time spent in prison, those convicted of felony crimes can expect to pay thousands of dollars in fines. Those with prior felony convictions can expect increased penalties for subsequent convictions.
Let Our Firm Handle Your Case & Protect Your Future
Your future in many ways hangs in the balance when you are accused of committing a felony. You could be sent to prison for years and be labeled a convicted felon even after your release. For this reason, our Bowling Green attorneys strive to discredit the prosecution's case against you by critiquing the police's actions in your arrest—did they search you without a warrant? Were you not apprised of your rights? Was it a case of mistaken identity?
Smith & Wilcutt, LLC is adamant about provide vigorous defense to those charged with felonies and we can investigate every detail of your charges to avoid a conviction. When you need legal counsel and representation for an alleged offense, turn to our firm to protect you!
Give us a call as soon as possible to set up your free case evaluation!