California Misdemeanor Criminal Justice Process

Criminal Justice Process: Misdemeanor Charges Misdemeanors are offenses generally punishable jail, county jail, and or fines. On the other hand, felonies are generally punishable by imprisonment in the State prison and/or fines, or in serious murder charges, if special circumstances apply, punishment may include the death penalty. In Los Angeles misdemeanor cases, the Court conducts arraignments where the defendant/accused individual is informed of the specific charges against him/her and are advised of their rights. The Court holds preliminary hearings on felony charges to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial. What Occurs in a Misdemeanor Case? California misdemeanor charges are primarily offenses and hold a maximum punishment of a $1,000 fines and a county jail term of 1 year or less. However, sometimes depending on your misdemeanor charges, your punishment, if foun d guilty, can carry a higher maximum fine.…

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Penalties for Drug Charges in California

Penalties for drug charges in California are serious. If you are facing drug charges such as possession for sale or transportation of drugs can be a scary experience. Hiring an experienced Palmdale drug crimes criminal lawyer can help defend drug charges in California. The Manuelian Law Firm handles various drug charges in California. Defenses for a drug possession charge usually involve a challenge to the evidence seized by police during arrest. The laws surrounding searches and seizures are complex, so sometimes a case is destroyed due to errors made by law enforcement officers during the collection of evidence. If any rights are violated during the arrest, a drug possession charge in Palmdale, California may be dismissed completely. Other potential defense strategies are also available, making it critical to choose a drug possession criminal defense attorney to represent you who has extensive experience in drug possession defense. Drug crimes can…

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