Felony Attorney

Felony Attorney in Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange County

A felony is a serious criminal offense. Those who are convicted may be sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year and, depending on the severity of the offense, may be sentenced to death. Felony charges include aggravated assault, animal cruelty, arson, burglary, murder, fraud, vandalism, tax evasion, arson, check fraud, and other serious infractions.

A felony conviction can seriously alter the course of your entire life, which is why it’s imperative that you have a good team of defense attorneys who know the law and will fight hard to advocate for you and do their best to prevent your conviction.

Our Felony Attorneys Approach

Our team of lawyers has over 100 collective years of experience and legal knowledge, so when it comes to your case, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. With both top-notch litigators and experts in non-litigation alternatives, Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich will help you navigate your legal issues effectively. Out of the three classifications of crime, felonies are considered the most serious. Convictions like these almost always result in imprisonment, often for an extended period of time. Aside from the sentencing a felony conviction can carry, if you’re deemed a felon, the status is permanent. It can have life-altering impacts on your life, affecting your ability to obtain a driver’s license, apply for government assistance, and even your right to vote. At GFT, we pride ourselves on handling all of our client’s needs with compassion, integrity, courtesy, and diligence. Our team of criminal lawyers includes former prosecutors from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, who have the necessary background and resources to advocate and fight for you. GFT’s defense attorneys will ensure that you feel confident in your case and your future, and we will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome together.

What to Expect From your Felony Case

At GFT, we will do everything in our power to get your charges dismissed, to ensure you have a speedy trial, and to prevent you from getting convicted of a felony. If you are convicted of a felony, it can carry the minimum prison sentence of one year. Defendants who are convicted of felonies may also be ordered to pay fines up to $10,000. At the judge’s discretion, all or part of your sentence may be converted to felony probation, which is designed to rehabilitate criminal defendants. The conditions of felony probation include meeting with a probation officer, therapy, drug testing, payment of restitution, and community service.

Felony Attorney in Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange County

A felony is a serious criminal offense. Those who are convicted may be sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year and, depending on the severity of the offense, may be sentenced to death. Felony charges include aggravated assault, animal cruelty, arson, burglary, murder, fraud, vandalism, tax evasion, arson, check fraud, and other serious infractions.

A felony conviction can seriously alter the course of your entire life, which is why it’s imperative that you have a good team of defense attorneys who know the law and will fight hard to advocate for you and do their best to prevent your conviction.

Our Felony Attorneys Approach

Our team of lawyers has over 100 collective years of experience and legal knowledge, so when it comes to your case, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. With both top-notch litigators and experts in non-litigation alternatives, Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich will help you navigate your legal issues effectively. Out of the three classifications of crime, felonies are considered the most serious. Convictions like these almost always result in imprisonment, often for an extended period of time. Aside from the sentencing a felony conviction can carry, if you’re deemed a felon, the status is permanent. It can have life-altering impacts on your life, affecting your ability to obtain a driver’s license, apply for government assistance, and even your right to vote. At GFT, we pride ourselves on handling all of our client’s needs with compassion, integrity, courtesy, and diligence. Our team of criminal lawyers includes former prosecutors from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, who have the necessary background and resources to advocate and fight for you. GFT’s defense attorneys will ensure that you feel confident in your case and your future, and we will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome together.

What to Expect From Your Felony Case

At GFT, we will do everything in our power to get your charges dismissed, to ensure you have a speedy trial, and to prevent you from getting convicted of a felony. If you are convicted of a felony, it can carry the minimum prison sentence of one year. Defendants who are convicted of felonies may also be ordered to pay fines up to $10,000. At the judge’s discretion, all or part of your sentence may be converted to felony probation, which is designed to rehabilitate criminal defendants. The conditions of felony probation include meeting with a probation officer, therapy, drug testing, payment of restitution, and community service.

FAQs About Felony Charges

What are some examples of felonies?

Common felonies include murder, rape, kidnapping, arson, and fraud. Second-degree felonies include felony assault, aggravated assault, manslaughter, and child molestation.

If I am convicted of felony, will I go to jail?

At GFT, we will do everything we possibly can to ensure that you aren’t convicted. But, if you are, you will face a minimum of one year in prison and may have to pay restitution to your victims.

Can felony be dropped?

The good news is that they can be. The bad news is that it’s not common. We will present the most compelling case possible to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges.

How long will a felony conviction show up on my background check?

Felonies will show up for seven years, but they do not have a time limitation so they may show up on your background check for a longer period of time.

Our Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients’ needs.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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Our Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients’ needs.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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100+ YEARS COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

Our Law Firm’s History

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, was co-founded by John J. Gilligan, who has been practicing family law in Long Beach since 1981. Janine M. Frisco is also a partner, as is Kristin Trutanich. Together, they are the area’s most comprehensive legal stronghold.

GFT has helped individuals and their families surmount their legal difficulties for the past several decades. We are proud to serve Southern California, and have the dedication and experience required to handle every type of issue.

The Team of Attorneys
You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

The Team of Attorneys You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

Office
Locations

We have two offices conveniently located in Long Beach & Palos Verdes. We represent clients in courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Long Beach Office

One World Trade Center, Suite #1740
Long Beach, CA 90831
Telephone: (562) 431-2000
FAX: (562) 431-2100

Palos Verdes Office

2516 Vía Tejon, Suite 309
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Telephone: (310) 237-9001
FAX: (562) 431-2100