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​​Ventura Criminal
Defense Attorneys

​The Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., will aggressively defend your case to bring about the best possible outcome.

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​Have You Been Charged ​with a Crime?

​​When you have been charged with a crime, whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, it can have significant consequences on your life, career and family. If you are concerned about your future and are worried about the consequences on your personal or professional record, then you must know and understand all of your legal options. The Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., will keep you informed as well as aggressively defend your case to bring about the best possible outcome. ​

We ​Are Your Ventura 
Criminal Justice Attorneys

​​​If you are being investigated or have been charged with a crime​, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, it is essential to hire an experienced attorney to protect your rights. At the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., we are dedicated to representing clients facing any type of criminal offense. As trial lawyers with over 20+ years of extensive trial experience and a legal practice devoted to criminal defense, we provide our clients with the dedicated legal representation they rightfully deserve. ​Our skill and insight into the Ventura County legal system could mean the difference in your criminal case.

​Types of Criminal Charges in California

In California, crimes are generally classified into three categories:

  1. Infractions: ​An infraction is an offense punishable by a maximum fine of $250.00 dollars and does not include a probationary term or jail.  Most traffic tickets are infractions.
  2. Misdemeanors:  ​A misdemeanor is defined as a crime for which the maximum sentence is no more than one year in county jail. A misdemeanor is more serious than an infraction but less serious than a felony.  Misdemeanors fall into two basic categories:  Standard misdemeanors, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000; and aggravated misdemeanors, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 or more.
  3. Felony:  ​A felony is a crime that carries a maximum sentence of more than one year in jail or a prison sentence. The most serious felony, murder, can even be ​punishable by death.  People convicted of a felony may also be fined up to $10,000 in addition to or instead of imprisonment.

There are also certain crimes known as “wobblers” in California. These are crimes which can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony (or, in some cases, a misdemeanor or an infraction).  At the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., we focus our practice to protecting the rights of our clients and preserving their freedom. As career criminal defense lawyers, we have successfully defended many clients facing the following, whether they are ​felonies or misdemeanors:

We’re ​Here ​to Help You

​If you are being investigated or have been charged with a crime, it is essential to hire an experienced attorney to protect your rights. At the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., we are dedicated to representing clients facing any type of criminal offense. As trial lawyers with extensive trial experience and a legal practice devoted to criminal defense, we provide our clients with the dedicated legal representation they rightfully deserve. Our skill and insight into the California legal system could mean the difference in your criminal case.

​Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys

​Contact the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C. As career criminal defense lawyers we have been involved in thousands of criminal defense hearings and trials. We can help you fight for your rights against any criminal charges. Call us at 805-330-1529 or email us to speak with an experienced criminal attorney today. At our firm, we are committed to excellence in representing our clients. Our attorneys take on criminal cases throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties.

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