Posted on March 10, 2017

What is a California Felony Offense?

A felony is the highest form of crime committed in the United States.  It typically involves violence or conduct in aggravation that elevates the crime from a misdemeanor.  Felony offenses may be charged in California Superior Court or in Federal Court.  Some examples of felony offenses include drug sales, murder, most sex crimes, and crimes where a victim suffered great bodily injury.

Anyone accused of a felony faces exposure in the state prison in excess of one (1) year.  In most instances, a felony conviction results in someone being placed on a period of probation or permitted to enter a plea to diversion.  Some felony crimes are eligible to be reduced to a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation or during certain stages of the case.

For more information, contact an Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to schedule a free consultation.

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