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Misdemeanors & Felonies in Orange County

Fight Your Charges with Proven Lawyers

At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, our criminal defense attorneys have the experience and resources to help clients facing all types of charges. Whether you're trying to handle a traffic ticket, have been arrested for a misdemeanor, or are facing felony or federal charges, our legal team is here to provide the support and aggressive representation you need.

Arrested for a misdemeanor or felony? Contact our firm for a free case review!

When it comes to criminal justice, the majority of cases will involve either misdemeanor or felony charges. In California, misdemeanors and felonies are general terms used to classify the severity of a criminal offense. Each charge will have unique characteristics, and will demand a unique defense.

Understanding Misdemeanors & Felonies


Because criminal cases are always unique, there are times when the same crime can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. These crimes are referred to as "wobblers" and often become a factor in cases where defendants can fight for reduced charges, penalties, and sentencing.

In California, prosecutors can choose to file a crime as either a misdemeanor or felony based on:

  • The unique facts of a case; and
  • A defendant's criminal history

As an example, two people that commit similar crimes may face different charges based on their criminal record. Prosecutors are more likely to more severely punish a person with a lengthy or serious criminal history. Whatever the circumstances, individuals charged with wobblers should work with experienced attorneys to work on minimizing the charges and penalties they face.

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If you have questions about your case, whether you'll be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and how our legal team can fight for you, our firm is here to help. We serve clients throughout Orange County.

Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today for a free case evaluation.

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What Sets the Law Offices of
Virginia L. Landry Apart?

  • Rated a "Top DUI Attorney" and Board Certified in DUI Defense

  • Achieved a Perfect 10 Out of 10 Superb Rating On Avvo

  • Past President of the West Orange County Bar Association

  • Hundreds of Trials and Thousands of Motions Achieved for Clients

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  • “She listened carefully and respectfully. Her knowledge was very impressive and hit on all that points that I was concerned with.”


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