Are you or a loved one faced with criminal charges? Are you in the greater San Diego area? Cabrillo Law Group, LLP specializes in understaning your unique situation in the area of misdemeanors and felonies. With over 25 years of experience in a variety of criminal defense areas, Cabrillo Law Group is able to address your situation and come to a resolution that is best for yourself or your family member.
A Felony, in California, is categorized as the punishment for a criminal action resulting in either imprisonment in the California Department of Corrections or time in county jail. A misdemeanor may be a conviction resulting in a county jail sentence only.
However, if a judge sentences a defendant that has been convicted of a felony offense to zero probation and some time in jail, that particular felony will be automatically reduced to a misdemeanor by operation of law, unless the presiding judge shows that for the record this is not his or her intent. Infractions such as traffic tickets are not punishable by jail time at all.