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Misdemeanors are more serious than infractions but less serious than felonies. However, this middle-level offense comes with its fair share of harsh consequences. If convicted for a misdemeanor, you could face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. In addition, a conviction will be added to your criminal record, which could impact your ability to get a job, obtain an education, or be approved for a loan. In other words, you should carefully consider whether you should fight your charges.

The Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates is here to evaluate your case and can help you determine the right way to proceed. In many cases, our Santa Ana misdemeanor attorney can get our clients’ cases dismissed. We also have a proven track record of helping clients get probation in place of spending time in jail.

Attorney Jason L. Johnson is prepared to help you fight a range of misdemeanor charges, including:

Call (714) 852-3858 or contact us online today to begin with a free consultation. We are committed to helping you get the outcome you deserve.

Types of Misdemeanors in California

The specific penalties you could face for a misdemeanor conviction depend on the type of criminal charges brought against you. Misdemeanors fall into one of two categories based on the severity of the crime.

The two categories of misdemeanors include:

  • Standard misdemeanors Also called “petty offenses,” this level of misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and a maximum jail sentence of 6 months. Crimes that are typically charged as standard misdemeanors include prostitution, trespassing, petty theft, indecent exposure, drug possession, and public drunkenness.
  • Aggravated misdemeanors – Also referred to as “gross misdemeanors,” these offenses are considered more serious than standard misdemeanors. The maximum sentence for this type of misdemeanor is 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Common aggravated misdemeanors include DUI without injury, driving on a suspended license, domestic battery, and violating a restraining order.

California Wobbler Offenses

In California, there are certain offenses that can either be charged as a more serious crime or a less serious crime. These types of crimes are known as “wobblers.” There are 2 types of wobbler offenses, including misdemeanor/felony wobblers and misdemeanor/infraction wobblers. The prosecutor will determine how to charge a wobbler based on the facts of the case and the alleged offender’s criminal history.

Examples of misdemeanor/felony wobblers include:

  • Elder abuse – When prosecuted as a misdemeanor, this offense carries a sentence of up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,000.
  • Assault with a deadly weapon – When prosecuted as a misdemeanor, an offender can face up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Examples of misdemeanor/infraction wobblers include:

  • Wobbler trespassing – When prosecuted as a misdemeanor, this crime is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Disturbing the peace – When prosecuted as a misdemeanor, this offense results in up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $400.

Speak to a Santa Ana Misdemeanor Lawyer

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, turn to the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates for reliable legal counsel and aggressive representation.

Contact our firm today at (714) 852-3858 to discuss your rights and options with a knowledgeable attorney.

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