Criminal Records – Reduction of Charges
In many cases, a favorable legal outcome after California felony charges have been made involves reducing those felony charges to misdemeanor charges. This can occur even after a plea of guilty to a felony or after probation is assigned (section 17 California Penal Code).
If you already have a felony or felonies on your California criminal record we can, in many cases, go to court to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor.
We have one objective for all of our clients: to obtain the best resolution of your criminal case possible. We understand the power of a plea bargain in many instances, allowing defendants benefits such as the following:
- Getting out of jail — in many cases, community service, weekend work or rehabilitation programs may take the place of incarceration when a felony charge is reduced to a misdemeanor charge.
- Obtaining a quick resolution of a criminal case — allowing the accused to go on with a normal lifestyle in peace while the misdemeanor case is underway.
- Removing serious offenses from one’s criminal record (and avoiding the build-up of a record that can prove disastrous to one’s future under the “three strikes” law).
- Avoiding publicity and the stigma that often accompanies a felony charge or conviction.
Our goal is vigorously to defend people who have been charged or accused of felonies in California.
For an initial confidential consultation, and for more information please e-mail us or call us at (877) 280-9944 – 24 hours a day.
Criminal Defense Attorney Lucy S. McAllister defends clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been accused, charged, or arrested for criminal offenses in Santa Clara County, San Benito County, San Mateo County, Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Francisco County. Clients come to us from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including communities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Salinas, Monterey, San Benito, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill, Redwood City, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Newark, and Hayward.