CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Ventura Criminal Defense Attorneys

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 there are legal options. The Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., will aggressively defend your case to bring about the best possible outcome. We offer a free, confidential consultation to address your concerns and consider all of the circumstances and possible defenses in your criminal case.

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 punished 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). I

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 felony or misdemeanors:

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys

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.

Contact A Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

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.