Misdemeanors in California If you’ve been involved in a hit and run, DUI, or other similar crime, you may not be sure if it’s a misdemeanor, more severe felony, or minor infraction. According to California law, a misdemeanor is a crime that may involve punishment of up to 364 days in county jail and/or a fine. Here’s what you need to know about misdemeanors in California.
What Are the Most Common Misdemeanor Crimes? Some of the most common misdemeanors in California are:
- Shoplifting or theft
- Simple assault or battery
- Hit and runs
- Possession of drugs like cocaine, heroin, or meth (for personal use)
- Assault using a stun gun or Taser
Why You Need a Good Misdemeanor Lawyer Hiring a good lawyer is crucial, whether you’re facing a misdemeanor DUI in California, misdemeanor hit and run in California, or any similar charges. An experienced lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal system and will fight for your rights. You’ll increase your chances of getting a less severe punishment and may even be able to get a favorable plea bargain in certain circumstances. By hiring the right lawyer, you’ll have greater peace of mind knowing you have an expert on your side.
Contact Us Today If you are facing a misdemeanor in San Diego, the law offices of Bradley Corbett can help. As experts in DUIs, DWIs, domestic violence, hit and runs, and more, we’ll work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. Contact our expert criminal defense team today for your free case consultation.
Bradley Corbett is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in 2004. Later he enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he participated in a prestigious internship program with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Since then he has handled over 2,000 cases.