The most serious crimes are classified as felonies. Most felony convictions result in a substantial fine and a state prison sentence of a year or more. Because the sentencing for a felony conviction is more severe than for a misdemeanor, strict provisions are made to regulate court room proceedings and defend the rights of the accused. The Law Office of Albert Perez Jr has the skill, dedication, and commitment to help navigate the legal system on your behalf.
Felony crimes in California include:
- Child abuse
- Drug dealing
- Drunk driving
Once an arrest has been made and the defendant has been booked into the system, a bond hearing will take place to determine the conditions upon which the defendant can be released. The court will take into account the defendant’s mental condition, financial resources, criminal history, and length of residency. If the defendant is not determined to be a danger to the community or a flight risk, he or she will be released upon payment of the designated bond.