Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
Infractions are the lowest level of criminal cases. These cases do not involve jail time, and are usually punished by a fine. The most common type of infractions are traffic offenses.
Misdemeanors are crimes that are less serious than felonies. Misdemeanors can be punished with up to a year in county jail, but no state prison. Misdemeanor convictions can usually be resolved by paying a fine or serving probation, or both. Typical misdemeanors are driving under the influence and drug possession.
Felonies are the most serious crimes. These are crimes that can be punished with a year or more in prison, although a skilled attorney can obtain reduced sentences. Typical felonies include drug sales, assault with a deadly weapon, and murder.