Santa Barbara Felony Attorney

Felony Charges

A felony offense is one of three typical categories of crimes; the other two are infractions and misdemeanors. Of the three, a conviction for a felony charge could mean a year or more in prison as opposed to penalties of fines, probation or jail time for the other crimes. Have you been charged with a felony? If so, we encourage you to contact a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP to learn how we may be able to make a difference in the penalty you receive and the impact the charge can have on your future.

Felony Defense Lawyer in Santa Barbara

We represent people in their legal matters in areas of Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta, and Carpinteria and are proud of the quality of the criminal defense services that we provide for our fellow community members. In our over 50 years of combined experience we have represented people in thousands of felony cases and know that charges of this type are the most serious of all, especially when California's Three Strikes law is taken into consideration. If we are hired in your case, one of the first things we will do is carefully examine the facts from both sides of the courtroom and review witness statements as well as photographic evidence to determine the impact on your case. If you are charged with a "strike" case, we will do all that is possible to have your charge reduced to a non-strike offense. At our firm, our mission is to fight as aggressively as possible for you and to minimize the effects of a conviction on your life. We will try to negotiate if that is the best option, but if necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial in order to protect your interests.

A felony charge can be levied against individuals no matter if they are charged with a violent or non-violent crime. A few of the many offenses that result in felony charges in California include murder, serious theft crimes, kidnapping, child molestation and serious drug crimes.

To learn more about our legal services and how we can help minimize your exposure to felony charges, please contact a Santa Barbara felony attorney at our firm.