Infractions, misdemeanors, felonies, and wobblers--these terms can be confusing
for people who don’t have an in-depth level of knowledge of the
legal realm. This is why our Dublin criminal defense attorney will ensure
you, your rights, and your future are protected, regardless of your charge.
If you receive a citation for running a red light, it is normally an infraction.
In this case, you are stopped and asked to sign a citation, which is a
promise to appear in court or mail in a fine, or go to traffic school.
Most do not understand this citation is treated, informally, as an arrest.
If you do not appear as promised, a bench warrant will normally issue
for a Failure to Appear, which is a misdemeanor.
Infractions are punished by a fine, plus a penalty assessment. Misdemeanors
are punished by incarceration for up to 1 year in county jail, and they
also include restitution, a fine, and a penalty assessment. The offender
will normally be booked, requiring fingerprints and a photo.
Felonies are punishment by incarceration for 2 or more years in the state
penitentiary, in addition to a fine, restitution, and a penalty assessment.
Offenders will be required to supply fingerprints, a photo, and a DNA
sample. Wobblers can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending
on the specifics of your particular situation.
Contact Our Informed & Skilled Dublin Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with a crime, it is essential for you to consult
with a Dublin criminal defense attorney you can trust. Our legal team
at the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse is dedicated to advocating on your
behalf. We will work tirelessly to find your maximum exposure for an offense
with which you are charged. As each and every case is different, it is
vital you don’t move forward without the proper legal counsel, care,
To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm, please don’t
hesitate to contact us by calling (925) 452-4065.