The stakes for felonies are high. Roughly two-thirds of felony arrests result in conviction, and although a sentence of probation with a brief jail term is possible, it's important to keep in mind that the minimum prison sentence for any felony conviction in California is 16 months.
Having an aggressive defense lawyer working on your behalf can make a huge difference.
Misdemeanors, although they may be thought of as "minor" crimes, carry a maximum punishment of up to a year in prison or jail, plus a stiff fine. These penalties can definitely cause a major disruption in the life of an individual and his or her family.
If you are facing one or more misdemeanor charges you should get the most experienced and skilled legal representation possible.
You may lose your right to stay in the United States even if you are arrested for the most minor offenses.
You need an attorney with expertise in criminal and immigration law at the onset of your criminal case to help you avoid this situation. Do not lose your rights and freedom!
Contact the Sigal Law Group today before it is too late.
The Sigal Law Group has extensive experience in representing individuals who have been charged with a crime in the greater Los Angeles area including: Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley, Glendale and Burbank.
We understand that being arrested can be a scary, life-changing event. Because of the complexity of criminal proceedings, it is essential to hire an attorney who has a proven track record of success in criminal defense.
At the Sigal Law Group, we have decades of combined experience in handling all types of criminal matters — from misdemeanors to felonies. We are committed to protecting and advancing the rights of the accused and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
Getting arrested or being investigated for a crime can be a frightening, anxiety-provoking experience. Most individuals don't know what to expect from law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Keep in mind that the most important thing you can do if you are facing a criminal charge is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will guide you through the legal process and fight to protect your rights every step of the way.
The Sigal Law Group knows the "ins" and "outs" of the criminal justice system in the greater Los Angeles area. Our vast knowledge and aggressive approach has garnered us a reputation for success in Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley, Glendale and Burbank.
The process is slightly different for misdemeanors and felonies (for misdemeanor charges, the steps are only the arraignment, pretrial hearing, and trial). If you're fortunate enough to have a defense attorney on your side before you're arrested (e.g., during an investigation or initial police questioning), the process may be different.