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Second-Degree Felonies

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Have you been legally accused of committing second-degree felonies? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 39+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Felony Crimes such as Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter, and Child Molestation to name a few.

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What are Second-Degree Felonies?

Second-degree felonies are felonies committed in the second degree. For example, there is first-degree murder and second-degree murder. If the defendant was charged with second-degree murder, then that would be a second-degree felony.

Common Second-Degree Felonies

Felonies that can be charged in the second-degree include:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Rape
  • Aggravated arson
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault with a deadly weapon


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Penalties for Second-Degree Felonies

While the penalties vary depending on the crime committed, second-degree felonies usually carry a penalty of prison time for 10-15 years. There are also fines imposed upon the offender usually between $10,000-$20,000. In California, second-degree felonies count as a strike on the offender’s record under California’s Three Strike Law. In addition, people convicted of any type of felony lose the following rights:

  • Hold state office
  • Vote
  • Serve on a jury
  • Own or possess a gun
  • Enlist in the armed services
  • Work in occupations that require certain state or federal licenses

Legal Defenses for Second-Degree Felonies

The legal defenses for felony crimes depend on what crime was allegedly committed. Contact us to get specific defenses that can be used in your case.

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