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Second-Degree Felonies

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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
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Legal Defenses for Second-Degree Felonies

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

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 council 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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Your Defense Attorney for Second-Degree Felonies

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Felonies such as MurderHomicideRape, and Federal Drug Charges, to name a few.

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Your Defense Attorney for Second-Degree Felonies

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Felonies such as MurderHomicideRape, and Federal Drug Charges, to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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