California Felony Sentencing Options
If convicted for a felony in California, you may be granted probation. However, if the judge denies your request for probation, he or she will choose the duration of your imprisonment based on three possible sentencing terms. The length of each term varies depending on the crime.
The three sentencing terms for felonies include:
- Upper term
- Middle term
- Lower term
The lower term carries the least severe sentence, while the upper term is the most severe punishment. To determine which sentence to impose on you, a judge will consider any aggravating and mitigating factors. If the aggravating factors exceed the mitigating factors, you will face sentencing according to the upper term. Conversely, if the mitigating factors carry more weight than the aggravating factors, you will be sentenced to the lower term. If there are no aggravating or mitigating factors, or they are equally balanced, the judge will order the middle term sentence.
Types of Felonies Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates Can Help With
If you are facing felony charges, the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates is here to guide you successfully through the criminal process. Since felony convictions can result in life-altering consequences, such as long-term imprisonment and harsh fines, it is crucial that you consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can begin investigating all the aspects of your case and formulating a powerful defense on your behalf.
Our Santa Ana felony crime lawyer represents clients facing a variety of serious charges, including:
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual battery
- Drug crimes
- Domestic violence
Being accused of a felony can be a frightening experience. The Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates is here to provide the aggressive representation you require so that you can fight your charges with confidence.
Call our Santa Ana felony crime attorney at (714) 852-3858 to schedule a free consultation.