Reducing felony to misdemeanor


You May be Eligible to Get Your Felony Reduced to a Misdemeanor

If you were convicted of a "wobbler" offense, that is, a crime that is chargeable as a felony or misdemeanor, you may be eligible to get your felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.  

There are many crimes that are considered wobblers, and we can help determine whether you were convicted of a reducible crime.  Call us today for a Free Legal Consultation. (530) 809-1752

You May Even be Able to Get your Misdemeanor Conviction Reduced to an Infraction

Certain misdemeanors are considered "wobblettes" and can be charged as infractions or misdemeanors. If you were convicted of one of these crimes ass a misdemeanor, you may be able to petition the court to reduce it to an infraction under Penal Code section 17(d)(2).

Crimes eligible for Reduction to an Infraction are enumerated in Penal Code section 19.8(a): The following offenses are subject to  subdivision (d) of Section 17: Sections 193.8, 330, 415, 485, 490.7,  555, 602.13, and 853.7 of this code; subdivision (c) of Section 532b,  and subdivision (o) of Section 602 of this code; subdivision (b) of  Section 25658 and Sections 21672, 25661, and 25662 of the Business and  Professions Code; Section 27204 of the Government Code; subdivision (c)  of Section 23109 and Sections 5201.1, 12500, 14601.1, 27150.1, 40508,  and 42005 of the Vehicle Code, and any other offense that the  Legislature makes subject to subdivision (d) of Section 17. Except where  a lesser maximum fine is expressly provided for a violation of those  sections, a violation that is an infraction is punishable by a fine not  exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250). 

Call Matthew Luzaich, a criminal defense lawyer in Chico today to check your eligibility and help you clean up your criminal record. Reducing a felony to a misdemeanor can mean better job opportunities for you.  Felony reduction has many other benefits as well.  Call us today!