Felony and Misdemeanor Cases in Orange County
What Distinguishes a Misdemeanor Crime From a Felony?
At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we represent clients who have been charged with a wide variety of offenses at both the felony and misdemeanor levels. No matter how challenging a case may be, we are always prepared to provide capable and well-rounded defense, helping our clients with an increased chance of success.
Whatever the nature of your case may be, the charges you face fall under one of three categories:
Minor offenses, including traffic offenses such as driving over the speed limit and violations of municipal codes, are considered infractions. Infractions can be penalized by a fine but not jail time.
2. Misdemeanors in Orange County
Offenses that violate the law but are considered less serious, including petty theft, marijuana possession, and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), are misdemeanors. Just because a misdemeanor is not the gravest offense possible does not mean it isn't a crime. You could face expensive fines, up to a year in county jail, and / or probation. Our knowledgeable Orange County criminal defense lawyers may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped.
3. Felonies in California
Felonies encompass the most serious offenses, including sexual assault, homicide, weapons charges, and some drug crimes. Because you could face years in state prison, or even the death penalty in homicide cases, a felony charge must be taken very seriously. Our attorneys may be able to get the charges dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor in Santa Ana or another local city.
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