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Pennsylvania Felony Charges


Much more severe than misdemeanor charges, a felony conviction in Pennsylvania has the potential to put you in prison for decades, life or even be sentenced to death.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are different gradings for felonies – first, second and third degree, known as the Offense Gravity Score. A first-degree felony is the most severe grade and could put you in prison for up to 20 years.

There are other indirect consequences to being a convicted felon, including what will happen to your family and children, having a difficult time gaining employment once released, and not being able to own a firearm.

If you are facing felony charges, it is important to not feel hopeless or powerless

Until you have been convicted of a felony you have many options in defending your innocence, your rights and your liberties.

Don’t Give Up Without a Fight

The criminal attorneys at SMT Legal understand the implications that felony charges have on your life and we are compassionate to your situation and want to help you and your family make it through this difficult time.

It is important to speak with a skilled lawyer immediately after being charged in order to have the best chance of building a strong legal defense.

Call our experienced and aggressive Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyers for a free legal consultation.

Pennsylvania Felony Charges

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Being Charged With A Felony In Pa

Some people may be under the impression that convicted felons must have murdered someone or sexually assaulted a child, but felonies do not have to be violent in nature.

Theft over a certain amount is considered a felony. Selling illegal drugs over a certain quantity is a felony. And a DUI with Aggravated Assault is also a felony. Pennsylvania has very strict penalties against all criminal offenses.

The types of crimes that are usually classified as a felony could include:

  • Manslaughter
  • Rape / Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Child Pornography
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • DUI with Aggravated Assault
  • DUI with Vehicular Homicide
  • DRUGS: Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Cocaine, Meth and other Controlled Substances
  • DRUGS: Possession with Intent to Deliver over 30 grams of Marijuana
  • Vandalism / Criminal Mischief
  • Arson

Penalties For A Felony In Pa

Sentencing guidelines for a felony conviction are as follows:

  • First-degree felony: punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
  • Second-degree felony: punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
  • Third-degree felony: punishable by up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

The consequences of a felony will deeply affect your future – getting a job, finding housing, receiving certain government aid could all be difficult. In addition, you may lose other civil rights like being able to own a firearm and the right to vote.

Remember: until you are convicted and proven guilty, you are innocent.

Fight For Your Freedom


When your future and freedom are on the line, you need an excellent attorney who is going to work aggressively to defend your rights – someone who is compassionate and cares about you and your family.

Pittsburgh Attorney Christopher Thomas is skilled and experienced at winning tough cases and fighting for the charges to be reduced or dropped altogether. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania legal system and resourceful in gathering and examining the evidence to build a strong legal defense.

Attorney Thomas will take a comprehensive approach to protect your freedom and your reputation. He will work to ensure that your side of the story is the one the judge understands and believes.

Call Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer Christopher Thomas for a free legal evaluation of your case.

Attorney Thomas is here to answer your questions, listen to your situation, explain your rights and offer the best steps to defending your rights and getting your future on track.

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Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.

SMT Legal attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.

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