Have you been convicted of a felony?

Some crimes carry such stigma that even being charged can lead to significant consequences. If you have been accused of a violent crime, drug trafficking or conspiracy, or a sex crime, acquaintances and the public may begin immediately seeing you in a different light. Some may assume guilt before you have had a chance to defend yourself in court.

That is why your felony defense must begin immediately. At Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma, we provide straightforward advice and give you the information you need to best protect yourself in a system that will not always look out for your best interests. From the outset of your case, we will be by your side, ensuring that your rights are upheld in the face of serious allegations.

What is considered a felony?

Crimes considered felonies under the law include but are not limited to:

  • Drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is a serious charge that requires experienced, aggressive representation. Based on the circumstances surrounding your case, a skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to have the evidence in your case suppressed, negotiate with the district attorney on your behalf, or even have your case dismissed altogether. Our dedicated legal team is prepared to defend your rights.
  • Homicide. Homicide is a broad term that encompasses both murder and manslaughter. The penalty for homicide varies greatly depending on the circumstances of each individual case, such as whether the act was premeditated, the defendant's mental state at the time of the crime, the defendant's prior convictions, and a host of other factors.
  • Sex crimes. Along with homicide, sex crimes are among the most heavily punished criminal offenses under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law. In addition to the loss of your freedom and heavy fines, you might have to register as a sex offender. Such a label can deeply influence all aspects of your life, including where you can live and work.

What are the punishments for committing a felony crime?

Both the federal and state governments have sentencing guidelines for judges to consult in regards to criminal offenses.

These sentencing guidelines provide a framework for the Court to determine an appropriate punishment for the type of crime. In general, felony offenses, whether state or federal, carry a minimum sentence of one year in prison. However, the punishment can vary as judges are free to consider the specifics of each case when determining a final sentence.

We Are Here to Defend Your Rights

Nothing is guaranteed, which is why you need an experienced attorney to defend your rights. Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss your situation, the best course of action, and what you can expect throughout the duration of your case.

Please call our main office at 908-454-3200 to schedule a free consultation, or you can reach us online with any questions you may have.