A felony is defined as any crime for which you could be sentenced to a term in excess of one year in prison. Felonies include major crimes such as murder and sexual assault; as well as possession of a controlled substance and shoplifting in excess of $300.00. When the stakes are high, and the client is facing several years or even life in the penitentiary, you need a lawyer who is up to the task. Mark Battaglia has argued before judges and juries on behalf of clients who were facing long prison terms. He has cross examined police detectives, crime laboratory technicians, and forensic experts. He has also prepared and examined expert witnesses in his case in chief. Mark has a wide range of experts and investigators he can call upon to defend even the most heinous of crimes.