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Differences Between Misdemeanors and Felonies

Misdemeanor are generally punishable up to one year in the county jail. The fines are generally from $100.00 to $1,000.00 as well as a possibility for a penalty assessment.

In a felony case, crimes are generally punishable in a sentencing range of 16months, two years or three years for most common felonies. Certain felonies carry punishment up to life in state prison without the possibility of parole. The most serious felony carries a punishment by death. For most felonies, however, a person can still be considered eligible for probation.

Some felonies are considered “wobblers.” This means that the underlying criminal charge could be pursued as either a misdemeanor or felony. Some examples include DUI with injuries, Domestic Violence, Grand Theft, etc.)

In a misdemeanor case, there general format includes an arraignment, a pretrial date, and a jury trial.

In a felony case, the general format includes an arraignment, a Pre-preliminary hearing, and a preliminary hearing. After that there is a arraignment, pre-trial conference and jury trial.

Most cases resolve without the need for a jury trial. Our office has a winning record in getting cases resolved prior to trial. In our experience, preparing a case as if it were going to trial will often lead to a favorable resolution. Preparation is the key toward a successful outcome.

We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may reach us at (562) 860-5027 or afterhours at (626) 975-2080. You may also call us toll free at 1-866-548-2529

 

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Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers proudly serves the following cities and counties:

Alameda County
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City

Alpine County

Amador County
Amador City, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek

Butte County
Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise

Calaveras County
Angels Camp

Colusa County
Colusa, Williams

Contra Costa County
Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek

Del Norte County
Crescent City

El Dorado County
Placerville, South Lake Tahoe

Fresno County
Clovis, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Fowler, Fresno, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma

Glenn County
Orland, Willows

Humboldt County
Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Trinidad

Imperial County
Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Westmorland

Inyo County
Bishop

Kern County
Arvin, Bakersfield, California City, Delano, Kern County, Maricopa, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Wasco

Kings County
Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford, Lemoore

Lake County
Clearlake, Lakeport

Lassen County
Susanville

Los Angeles County
Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Angeles Vista, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Big Pines, Boyle Heights, Burbank, Carson, Cerritos, Chatsworth, CIty Terrace, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Culver City, Downtown LA, Downey, Eagle Rock, El Monte, El Segundo, Flintridge, Foothill Division, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Granada Hills, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, HIghland Park, Highway Highlands, Hollywood, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, Korea Town, La Canada, La Cresenta, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lenox, Little Rock, Little Tokyo, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Los Nietos, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Monterey Park, Montrose, Northridge, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pearl Blossom, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rolling Hills Estates, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Signal Hills, Sylmar, Temple City, Three Points, Torrance, Valinda, Van Nuys, Ventura County, Verdugo City, Viewpark, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Wilmington

Madera County
Chowchilla, Madera

Marin County
Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon

Mariposa County

Mendocino County
Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Ukiah, Willits

Merced County
Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, Merced

Modoc County
Alturas

Mono County
Mammoth Lakes

Monterey County
Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad

Napa County
American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville

Nevada County
Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee

Orange County
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, El Modena, El Toro, El Toro Marine Base, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Leisure World, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho San Margarita, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda

Placer County
Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville

Plumas County
Portola

Riverside County
Aguanga, Anza, Arlington, Calimesa, Casa Blanca, Cherry Valley, Corona, Corona Hills, Edgemont, El Cerrito, Gilman, Glen Avon, Glenn Valley, Hemet, High Grove, Home Gardens, Homeland, Hot Springs, Idyll, La Sierra, Lake View, Mead Valley, Meadow Brook, Mira Loma, Moreno, Mt. Lanter, Murrieta, Norco, Nuevo, Pedley, Perris, Quail Valley, Riverside, Rodea, Romoland, Sage, San Jacinto, Santa Ana Canyon, Soboba, Sun City, Temecula, Temescal Canyon, Vail Lake, Valle Vista, Wildomar Lake, Winchester

Sacramento County
Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Sacramento

San Benito County
Hollister, San Juan Bautista

San Bernardino County
Adelanto, Angles Oaks, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, El Mirage, Etiwanda, Forest Falls, Grand Terrace, Helendale, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Mentone, Montclair, Ontario, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino City, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yucaipa

 

San Diego County
Aalomar Mountain, Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista, Crest, Descanso, Dulzura, Fallbrook, Guatay, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, Lake San Marcos, Lakeside, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, Nestor, Ocean Beach, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Santa Fe, San Luis Rey, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Warner Springs

San Francisco County
San Francisco, Daily City

San Joaquin County
Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, Tracy

San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo

San Mateo County
Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside

Santa Barbara County
Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Solvang

Santa Clara County
Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale

Santa Cruz County
Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville

Shasta County
Anderson, Redding, Shasta Lak

Sierra County
Loyalton

Siskiyou County
Dorris, Dunsmuir, Etna, Fort Jones, Montague, Mount Shasta, Tulelake, Weed, Yreka

Solano County
Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo

Sonoma County
Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Windsor

Stanislaus County
Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford

Sutter County
Live Oak, Yuba City

Tehama County
Corning, Red Bluff, Tehama

Trinity County

Tulare County
Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Tulare, Visalia, Woodlake

Tuolumne County
Sonora

Ventura County
Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, San Buenaventura, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks

Yolo County
Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland

Yuba County
Marysville, Wheatland

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