When it come to felonies and misdemeanors, the more serious crimes committed are branded as a felony. Felonies are more serious crimes that carry much severe penalties than that of misdemeanor. A misdemeanor’s offenses can be something like a domestic fight, vandalism, or petty theft and you could face up to one year in county jail and/or fined up to $5,000 by the county court systems. A felony’s offenses are serious crimes that could be murder, grand theft, rape, robbery, and more severe offenses, where you can face longer jail times in county prisons and have your citizen rights revoked from you. Call our Felony and Misdemeaner defense lawyers for a Free consultation.
California Three Strikes Law
The California Three Strikes law was repealed in 2012 by the majority of voters. The people felt California’s Three Strikes Law was unfair due to the harsh sentences- 25 years to life for inmates whose third strike were not considered a harsh or serious felony. Many inmates: “third strikers” were facing 25 years and life sentences for less serious offenses like petty theft or drug possession. In November 2012, Proposition 36 was passed by a victory by the voters of California, which reformed the California Three Strikes Law. Under this new reformed act, people who were already sentenced by the old “Three Strikes Law”, get a chance to petition for a reduced term, if they meet the terms for the new Act, like having had a less serious felony for their third strike. If you know anyone who has been a sufferer and has received unfair sentencing due to the old California Three Strikes Law, call our California appeals lawyers.