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What is a California Infraction Offense?

Posted on March 10, 2017

An infraction is the lowest form of crime in California.  An infraction violation does not carry any jail sentence but a fine only.  Typically, the fine imposed may be converted to community service in the event a defendant cannot pay.  Unlike a felony or misdemeanor, infractions do not appear on a formal criminal record background check.  However, some infractions may adversely affect someone’s DMV driving record by causing their monthly insurance to increase.  For instance, speeding, or failing to make a complete stop at a stop sign are common infraction offenses where a conviction consequently increases car insurance.

Other types of criminal offenses may be charged as either a misdemeanor or infraction. Some examples include disturbing the peace, trespassing, public urination, or driving without a valid driver’s license.

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

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