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What You Need to Know About Felonies Before Your Case.

Being charged with a felony can be a confusing and scary experience for many. Pennsylvania, in particular, has laws with severe consequences for many of these felonies.

Pennsylvania law sets limits on the maximum term of the sentence for most felonies, depending on the degree:

First-degree felony: 20 years & potentially $25,000

Second-degree felony: 10 years & potentially $25,000

Third-degree felony: 7 years & potentially $15,000

Other serious offenses like murder have different minimum and maximum terms as well:

First-degree murder: death or life in prison

Second-degree murder: life in prison.

Third-degree murder: 40 years - life in prison

Attempted murder: 20 - 40 years

Fines: $50,000 for murder or attempted murder

The most common types of armed robbery cases in Northeast Pennsylvania are:

  • Stranger stick-ups

  • Store robbery

  • Bank robbery

  • Home robbery

Carjacking, kidnapping, and terrorism charges are also considered serious felony charges that can result in severe jail time or prison if you are convicted. Murder and sex-related crimes primarily hold the most severe consequences in the state. Contacting a criminal defense attorney is your best chance of avoiding a conviction and the only way to protect your future.

Who Should You Contact

When looking into a criminal defense lawyer, you will want to do your research. Ensure the attorney you are looking into has a good track record and is knowledgeable in both state and federal laws.

If you live in Pennsylvania, contacting Rogan Law is an excellent decision for your case. You can schedule a free consultation at (570) 906-8532 anytime. Since attorney Rogan has over 30 years of law experience, the firm is very skilled and knowledgeable in personal injury and criminal defense.