In the State of Maryland, a felony is a serious criminal offense. If convicted of a felony, you may experience lose or be denied certain opportunities and privileges in the future which could include:
- Loss of Professional licenses
- Loss of Driver’s license
- Denial of Employment at a government job
- Denial from public office or elected office positions currently held
Punishments for Felony Charges in Maryland
The punishment for a felony conviction depends on the crime committed. The more serious the charge/conviction, the more serious the punishment. The punishments for the commission and conviction of a felony crime may include:
- A prison sentence exceeding one year
- Mandated community service
- Monetary fines
- Required classes such as for domestic violence or DUI/DWI
If you have been charged with a felony in the State of Maryland, send us a message online and tell us about your case. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers can help you understand your options moving forward.
Criminal Statute of Limitations
In Maryland, a criminal statute of limitations regulates the amount of time the state can file charges after the alleged commission of a crime. Some crimes, like murder, however, may have no statute of limitations and can be prosecuted with no time limit.
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If you are convicted of a felony, that conviction becomes part of your permanent criminal record and can adversely affect you for years to come. As a convicted felon, getting a job or getting approved for an apartment or house can become more difficult and you could be deprived of the right to hold professional licenses, to carry firearms, or to vote. The best way to ensure the best result possible and to protect your rights is to work with a reliable legal professional.
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