Frequently Asked Questions About Felonies

In more than 30 combined years handling criminal law matters, the attorneys of Anaya-McKedy, P.C., have answered countless questions from people accused of serious crimes. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear.

Keep in mind that every case is unique, and the best way to get peace of mind and have your questions answered is to contact an attorney as soon as you know you are being accused of a crime.

How serious is a felony charge?

While there are several degrees of felonies in Colorado, all felony charges are extremely serious. Felony charges, even for seemingly minor crimes like drug offenses or DUI, carry harsh consequences that can last a lifetime. If you or someone you love is being charged with a felony offense, it is of the utmost importance to contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Am I going to jail?

Most felonies carry a prison sentence if you are convicted, and violent crimes come with steep mandatory sentences that could result in years in prison. However, just because you have been accused does not mean you will spend time in jail. Our first priority is protecting our clients' freedoms and keeping them out of prison whenever possible.

How will having a criminal record affect my life?

A felony on your record has far-reaching consequences. It may prevent you from holding certain jobs, securing housing of your choice or owning a firearm. In addition, police can access your record in future criminal investigations.

How could a criminal conviction affect my military career?

The mere allegation of a felony can undermine your reputation in the military, and a conviction can put your entire career at risk. You may face court martial or civilian criminal proceedings, dishonorable discharge or dismissal. Even a simple DUI conviction can compromise your standing as a service member.

More Questions About Felony Defense In Colorado? Contact Anaya-McKedy, P.C.

We encourage you to contact us any time, day or night, if you are facing felony allegations and wish to protect your rights. Please call 719-387-9954 during business hours or 719-362-7868 during evenings and weekends.