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
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.