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Certain crimes, typically those deemed more “severe” in nature, are charged as felonies. In California, felony crime convictions carry some of the harshest penalties, including life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or death.
If you or someone you care about is facing felony charges, you can’t afford to not fight back. Orange County felony defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman is prepared to put over 26 years of legal experience and a proven track record of success on your side. As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, Attorney Goodman is widely recognized for her expertise in criminal law and justice. She understands the system and what is at stake.
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Some crimes are always charged as felonies in the state of California; other crimes that are typically charged as misdemeanors may be charged as felonies if certain aggravating factors are present. The former are known as “straight” felonies, whereas the latter are known as “wobblers.”
Legally, a “felony crime” in California is one that is punishable by a maximum sentence of more than one year (12 months) in jail or state prison.
Some examples of common straight felonies in California include:
Meanwhile, wobbler felonies, or crimes that can be upgraded to felonies depending on the circumstances involved, include but are not limited to:
In the case of wobbler felonies, certain factors are taken into account in order to determine whether the offense will be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony.
These factors may include:
If, for example, you are arrested for burglary of an uninhabited building, but you have a history of prior convictions for similar offenses, you may face felony burglary charges. As a result, you will also face harsher penalties.
A felony charge is a serious threat to your freedom, your finances, and even your life. If convicted, you could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines, a lengthy prison sentence, and even the death penalty. It is critical that you work with an experienced and aggressive felony defense attorney in Orange County in order to ensure your rights are protected.
Attorney Goodman handles every case that comes to The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman directly. She will work with you at every stage of the process, providing honest legal counsel and answers to your questions as she fights tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your specific case. Put an award-winning criminal defense attorney on your side.
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