What EXACTLY does “convicted of a felony” mean?
Question by : What EXACTLY does “convicted of a felony” mean?
My husband recently got arrested. In a car that was not his with items that did not belong to him inside. The car was seized and he went to jail. If i were to fill out an application of whatever sort what should i put under “Has _______ ever been convicted of a felony?”
Does this mean arrested, charged? One of the charges have been dropped due to lack of evidence (fingerprints) but they have made a plea bargain.
The plea bargain is if he enters a plea of GUILTY he will be off with probation and whatever withheld judification and what not. Which means nothing to me because no matter what you do it will show up in a background screening and on the internet for anyone to see. Also he is not guilty.
What should we do, the case is still open we have to make a decision in about 13 days, and we are sucked dry of money from the lawyer. Although the lawyer says he can fight it but we dont have the money and if we dont take the plea bargain it might be worse.
Anyways its been hard to get a job. What exactly is conviction and when does is happen. and are you convicted even though you plea not guilty?
please someone explain.
Thanks for all your help everyone, but no chance its ever going to be lowered to misdemenor, In Miami Dade County (or maybe even all of FL) not sure but it doesn’t hatter is you have 1 tiny nonprescription pill on you or 5 pounds of drugs. Its always a felony.
I know: I got charged with felony for 1 pill in my purse with no prescription. Now that I have the prescription there is nothing I can do about the “conviction”. I guess now my Husband has no choice… we are a couple of convicted felons
Answer by Stephen
Convicted of a felony means you have gone to court and been proven guilty of a felony. Being arrested and charged does not mean convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Often times, if there is a plea bargain, you could get it reduced to a misdemeanor. That is something you would have to talk to the lawyer about.
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