Felony Offenses in California
A Skilled Placer County Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Being charged with a felony is very sobering. You immediately know that you are facing a critical situation and may feel hopeless and wonder if you will be incarcerated. You may also face crippling fines if the court finds you guilty—and your civil liberties may be impacted long after your sentence is served.
Fortunately, you are not alone. The skilled Placer County criminal defense attorneys at Leupp & Woodall have decades of experience defending the accused in felony cases. Whether your case is a complex white collar crime charge or a felony due to prior convictions, we are equipped to handle your situation. You can count on us to fight to defend your liberties and use our experience to uncover important details that call the state's assertions into question.
The time to act is now. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced legal advocates.
California has a unique category of charges that are called “wobblers.” Prosecutors can choose whether to charge these crimes as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense and the accused's criminal history.
There are numerous wobbler offenses in California, including:
- Many fraud charges
- Many sex crimes
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Second Degree Burglary
- Spousal battery
- DUI causing injury
- Grand theft
A prosecutor will look at the particular facts of the case and your criminal history when choosing whether to file a wobbler as a felony or misdemeanor. Our skilled Auburn criminal defense attorneys can, in many cases, work to convince the prosecutor or court to reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor.
Do not wait to start exploring your defense options during this critical time. Call our offices at (530) 836-5062 today.