Criminal cases are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Misdemeanor crimes are generally the less serious of the two types of crimes and carry penalties that include up to one year in jail, monetary restitution, and/or fines. Felony charges are more serious and can include multi-year prison terms, major fines, and in some cases, the death penalty.
Our goal is to lessen your sentence, even if you have already confessed to a crime or the prosecutor has overwhelming evidence of guilt. We work hard to minimize exposure to prosecutorial questioning, bargain with prosecutors to reach a plea agreement, and eliminate counts through motions to dismiss counts or suppress evidence.