Being charged with a criminal offense can be very serious, and choosing the right attorney to defend you will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. It is important to consult an Idaho Falls Criminal Attorney when you are charged with a crime, as a criminal conviction may have a lasting impact and consequences on you, your employment prospects, your reputation and your family. As a former deputy prosecuting attorney, Drew Pendlebury has the expertise and knowledge drawn from 15 years of practicing criminal law in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, and the surrounding area. Pendlebury Law Office, PA will take the time to investigate the witnesses and details of the charge as well as develop strategies to get the best outcome possible.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
Felonies: A felony is the most serious type of offense. Felonies also usually have the most serious form of punishment and time served for a felony is usually a year or greater up to capital punishment and vary by degrees. Felonies include Drug offenses, Forgery, Theft, Property Crimes, and many violent crimes.
Misdemeanors: A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by up to about a year prison. While a smaller offense than a felony, misdemeanors are more serious than an infraction. These include most DUI charges, driving offenses, minor drug offenses, and some crimes against persons.
Infractions: Infractions are not considered a criminal activity, and do not result in jail or prison time. Punishment for Infractions is executed as fines. These include traffic infractions, such as speeding, and running a red light. Noise violations and parking violations also constitute infractions.
Juvenile Crimes: Juvenile crimes are crimes committed by minors, or those typically under age 18. These include truancy, underage drinking and unsafe behavior and curfew violations. The Court process for juveniles is separate from adult offenders.