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What is a Felony Crime?

A felony crime is the most serious type of offense and therefore, has the highest penalties. Some felony crimes include:

  • Homicide
  • Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Arson
  • Human trafficking
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Failing to inform a sex partner of HIV-positive status

Felony Crimes and Three Strikes Law

California has the Three Strikes Law which gives repeat offenders harsher sentences when they’ve been convicted of two previous serious crimes. Once someone commits the third offense, they are sentenced to life in prison.


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Penalties for Felony Crimes

The penalties for felony crimes vary depending on the type of crime committed. In general, a felony crime has a minimum incarceration time of one year and usually has thousands of dollars in fines imposed on the perpetrator. A conviction for a third 3-Strike can result in a sentence of 25 years to life.

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Legal Defenses for Felony Crimes

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.

Have you been legally accused of committing a felony crime? 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 Felony Crime Charges

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 Felonies, Federal Crimes, Federal White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, Gang Crimes, and Sex Crimes to name a few.

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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