When Felony Conduct Has Been Alleged
Felonies are crimes that risk exposure to State Prison, and therefore are a class of criminal conduct reserved for more serious allegations and activities. Some crimes can “wobble” down to less serious conduct (misdemeanors), whereas others are straight felonies, and can even include “strikes” California added under the three-strikes Act.
Some conduct that may seem benign can elevate to felony conduct due to an individual’s prior criminal record (as in felony DUI), the participation of other individuals in the conduct (as in gang crimes or conspiracies), the value of property taken or the position of trust involved (as in theft or embezzlement cases), or via the alleged use of an object, or the force used, during an assault (as in assault with deadly weapon or assault with great bodily injury cases).
I have spent most of my career handling, settling, and litigating felony cases of all types, including: crimes of violence, theft and fraud, narcotics sales and transportation, and attempted homicide and homicide cases.