If you have been convicted of a felony in California, you may be able to have your conviction reduced to a misdemeanor. Penal Code 17(b) PC, a felony could be reduced to a misdemeanor if you have been convicted of a wobbler crime, or you have been sentenced to but completed your felony probation for your offense. The reason why many people choose to have their felony reduced is because those who carry a felony may find it difficult to find a job or an apartment, depending on the severity of the crime. You may be able to restore your gun rights, regain your right to serve on a jury, and obtain professional licenses provided you have your felony reduced.
Could a Felony Charge be Dismissed?
Many people think that it is impossible to have their felony reduced to a misdemeanor, but this is not the case – it happens all the time in the criminal justice system. The prosecution in your case may choose to use scare tactics that make you fear that doing so is virtually impossible. Anything from a petty theft crime to first-degree murder could be dismissed by the judge or prosecutor in your case, for a variety of reasons: insufficient evidence, the way in which evidence was obtained by law enforcement, or even missing the statute of limitations on the prosecutor’s end. Don’t give up and just surrender your right to trial, though. If you do, you may end up missing out on alternatives, like deferment programs from drug charges and more.
Enlisting in the Help of an Experienced Attorney
Why should you have an experienced defense attorney on your side if you are attempting to get your felony reduced or dismissed? No matter if your case is going to see a judge or jury, you should always enlist in the help of legal assistance. Not only will you gain peace of mind, you will also get individualized attention and a better understanding of your case and the chance of having your felony dismissed. Felony charges are serious, but we can help in your time of need. Call us at the Law Office of Peter Blair for more information today.