Misdemeanors Felonies

Misdemeanors & Felonies in California

Murrieta Criminal Defense Attorney

At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we are proud to offer quality legal services to individuals facing a variety of criminal offenses. No case is too big or too small for our team to handle, and we genuinely care about helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Work with a Murrieta criminal defense lawyer from our team if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony crime. Our firm will help you understand the penalties you may be facing and develop an aggressive defense to help you reach a favorable resolution to your charges.

Penalties for Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charges

Misdemeanors and felonies both hold serious penalties but have significant differences.

Felony crimes are punishable by prison time in a federal or state penitentiary and, in the state of California, up to life in prison. In some cases, especially for those convicted of homicide or other violent crime, felony convictions could result in the death penalty.

Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are punishable by up to one year in jail or fines and in some cases, both. It is important to remember that misdemeanors could still potentially be escalated to a felony offense.

Another thing to consider is that California recognizes certain crimes as "wobbler" offenses. These specific issues could be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony and in most cases, prosecutors will seek the greater penalty.

Trusted Representation in Murrieta, Temecula & Riverside County

After an arrest, you need to immediately contact an attorney who will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome for your case. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are protected under the law from illegal search and seizures, improper police conduct and evidence gathering that is against the law. If you have been arrested, regardless of the charges you are facing, it is imperative that you immediately contact a representative from our team.

You can easily reach Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich by completing a free case evaluation form. Get started on protecting your rights and freedoms!

We proudly serve clients in Murrieta, Temecula, and throughout Riverside County.