Experience, Knowledge, & Advocacy is Your Best Defense

Whether you’ve been arrested and you are waiting in jail or you are sitting in your home after detectives or agents just came by unannounced, every moment you waste brings you one step closer to a criminal record, incarceration or name that will be forever associated with wrongdoing. Experience, knowledge and advocacy is the strongest defense to navigate you through the criminal justice system.

Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanor offenses are more serious than violations and include all crimes that come with a potential sentence of imprisonment of between 15 days and one year. Misdemeanors are grouped into two classes. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious type of misdemeanor offense and as such, are punishable by up to a year in jail and three years of probation. Common Class A misdemeanors include stalking, petit larceny, criminal trespass, and reckless endangerment.

Class B offenses are less serious, as they come with three months of imprisonment and one year of probation. Prostitution, harassment, loitering, public lewdness, and possession of small amounts of marijuana all fall under this category.

Learn more

Felony Offenses

Technically, any offense that comes with a potential punishment of up to one year imprisonment is a felony. There are, however, different classes of felonies that range in severity with Class A-I felonies representing the most serious offenses in the state and Class E felonies, the least serious crimes. Class A-I felony crimes include arson, aggravated murder, and kidnapping, while Class E felonies include aggravated harassment, conspiracy, and grand larceny. Offenses that fall in between these two categories, include burglary, fraud, manslaughter, and assault. The punishments that go along with a conviction for these crimes depends on the specific charge in question, whether an offense was violent in nature, and the defendant’s criminal history and age.

Learn more

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

Presenting a strong defense from the outset of criminal proceedings can make all the difference for those who are accused of committing crimes in San Diego, so if you or a loved one were arrested for or charged with a criminal offense, it is critical to speak with an experienced San Diego criminal defense attorney who can help advise you.

Learn more

Zealous Legal Advocacy in Criminal Cases in San Diego