If you have been accused of a crime in San Diego County, you are facing a variety of potential penalties that could change your life forever. To protect yourself and your future, you need to consult an experienced San Diego County Criminal Defense Attorney.
About Criminal Charges in San Diego County
Criminal charges in San Diego County are divided into two primary categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Of these two categories, misdemeanors are the least serious. However, both misdemeanor and felony charges carry significant penalties.
Unlike most other states, California doesn’t break misdemeanors and felonies into smaller categories. Instead, the state determines sentencing guidelines on a crime-by-crime basis. The maximum penalty for a misdemeanor conviction in California is a fine and up to 365 days in jail. If you are convicted of a felony, you may owe a fine and spend time in prison. The most serious felonies carry a maximum sentence of life in prison or even the death penalty. The exact penalties you will face for any criminal conviction will depend on the specifics of your crime, your criminal background and the discretion of the court.
Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego County
If you are facing criminal charges, you need a qualified criminal defense attorney on your side. The stakes are high, and without the right attorney, you may face serious consequences that could have been avoided.
The Law Office of Adrian LeCesne represents clients facing a variety of criminal charges, including misdemeanors, marijuana offenses, resisting arrest and DUIs. Regardless of the nature of your case, Adrian LeCesne can help you collect evidence, locate witnesses and prepare for court. If the prosecution offers a plea deal at any time during the case, Adrian LeCesne can help you evaluate the deal and make the best decision for your future.
Contact the Law Office of Adrian LeCesne
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, such as a marijuana offense or DUI in San Diego County, hiring a trustworthy attorney with experience in criminal defense is the first step to protecting yourself and fighting for your rights. Please contact the Law Office of Adrian LeCesne today to make an appointment or to learn more about our services.