Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA
Although misdemeanor crimes may seem minor when compared to a felony, the consequences for these crimes are still substantial and can change your life in many negative ways.
Misdemeanor crimes carry with them:
- jail time
- a permanent criminal record, which could make it difficult for you to successfully pursue a career or obtain a professional license.
Wobbler Crimes In California
In the state of California, there are many crimes that are considered “wobblers,” meaning that they can be tried as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime.
Examples of wobbler crimes include but are not limited to:
- Certain acts of vandalism
- Certain acts of forgery
- Child abandonment or neglect
- Certain acts of vehicular manslaughter
- Certain acts of conspiracy
Strategies For Misdemeanor Defense
There are many different ways to fight misdemeanor charges, or petition to have felony charges reduced to misdemeanor in the case of wobbler crimes.
If the charges cannot be dismissed, they may be able to be successfully reduced. Also, the sentencing may be reduced to a less severe penalty, depending on the crime in question and the circumstances surrounding it.
Compiling a successful defense against misdemeanor charges – regardless of the crime in question – requires the skill of an expert California lawyer who has extensive experience defending misdemeanor cases.
Jennifer Mouzis is an accomplished attorney with a background in misdemeanor law that can mean the difference between having your charges dismissed or being charged with a felony.
Call today to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss you case.
Jennifer Mouzis is available to speak with you regarding the best strategies to build a solid defense. This defense can fight the charges against you and preserve your freedom, your liberties and your record.