Preliminary Hearings In Felony Cases
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Preliminary Hearings In Felony Cases

If you are charged with a felony offense in California, you are entitled to a preliminary hearing, which may also be referred to as a probable cause hearing. Although probable cause is routinely found at these hearings and defendants bound over for trial on the charges, they can offer a prepared defendant in certain cases…

What Is A Wobbler Offense? And How Can Charges Be Reduced
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What Is A Wobbler Offense? And How Can Charges Be Reduced

A “wobbler” is a criminal offense which allows the prosecutor discretion in choosing to charge the crime as a misdemeanor or felony. A person’s criminal history may be a deciding factor in the prosecutor’s decision. Watch this video to understand how a prosecutor may decide between a misdemeanor or felony. How Does a Prosecutor Decide to Charge a Crime as…

5 Things You Need To Know About Great Bodily Injury
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5 Things You Need To Know About Great Bodily Injury

In this post, I will explain great bodily injury which is a penalty enhancement to an existing charge. Let’s get started… But first, watch this video to understand to which types of cases a great bodily injury enhancement can be applied. Great Bodily Injury Defined The California Penal Code refers to great bodily injury as…

Felonies: How The Law Works In California

In this post, I will explain exactly how felonies work in the state of California including the legal process, penalties and more. Let’s get started… What Is A Felony? Any crime for which you can be incarcerated for more than a year is considered a felony1, which is how California distinguishes between misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses….