Los Angeles & Ventura County Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES

Attorney Jennifer Monroe has over 15 years experience working on cases involving the following misdemeanor offenses. She specializes in the defense of persons charged with these misdemeanors offenses throughout Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

What is a misdemeanor in California?
A misdemeanor is a crime or conduct that violates the California Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Vehicle Code, or Business and Professions Code.

Common Punishments for a Misdemeanor
Most misdemeanors are punishable up to one year in jail and or a fine $1,000 plus penalty assessment. After mandatory penalty assessments and fees a $1,000 fine could cost almost $4,000.

Click on the specific misdemeanor offense above for more information about punishments and defenses or Contact the Law Offices of Jennifer Monroe for more information.

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor in California?
The main differences between misdemeanors and felonies are the severity or level of crime and type of punishment. Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies and carry lesser punishments than felonies. Both a felony and misdemeanor can affect your ability to obtain employment and professional licenses issued by the state. However, a misdemeanor looks much better on your record than a felony. Note, some misdemeanors are eligible to be reduced to an infraction. If you are charged with a misdemeanor you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to argue on your behalf to get your case dismissed or reduced.

Level of Crime (in order of severity)*
Felony
Misdemeanor
Infractions

Type of Punishment
Felonies – County Jail or State Prison
Misdemeanors – County Jail and or Fines
Infractions – Fine

How to get your felony reduced to a misdemeanor
Some felony offenses can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor. When they can be charged as both they are called a wobbler. The felony can be reduced by the prosecutor or the judge. The determination is usually made by the circumstances of the crime, the defendant’s background and prior record, and any other mitigating circumstances. If you are charged with a felony wobbler you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to argue on your behalf to get your case dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor.

If you want to know if your felony can be dismissed or reduced Contact the Law Offices of Jennifer Monroe for more information.

How to get your felony or misdemeanor reduced to an infraction
An experienced criminal defense attorney can attack the evidence against you and present mitigating evidence in your favor in order to get your case reduced to the lowest type of offense – an infraction. This is accomplished by negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecutor for an infraction.

For example criminal defense attorney Jennifer Monroe has been successful negotiating Penal code 415, Disturbing the Peace, infractions for cases involving assault with a deadly weapon and theft offenses, as well as traffic infractions/moving violations for cases involving DUI’s.

See Results for examples of how Jennifer Monroe has helped defend her clients.

Los Angeles and Ventura County Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
Call Jennifer Monroe directly at (805) 501-1880 for immediate assistance with your assault and battery case.

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Law Offices of Jennifer Monroe defends criminal cases in the following cities: Los Angeles County: Agoura Hills Alhambra Arcadia Artesia Avalon Azusa Baldwin Park Bell Bell Gardens Bellflower Beverly Hills Bradbury Burbank Calabasas Carson Cerritos Claremont Commerce Compton Covina Cudahy Culver City Diamond Bar Downey Duarte El Monte El Segundo Gardena Glendale Glendora Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Hermosa Beach Hidden Hills Huntington Park Industry Inglewood Irwindale La Canada Flintridge La Habra Heights La Mirada La Puente La Verne Lakewood Lancaster Lawndale Lomita Long Beach Los Angeles Lynwood Malibu Manhattan Beach Maywood Monrovia Montebello Monterey Park Norwalk Palmdale Palos Verdes Estates Paramount Pasadena Pico Rivera Pomona Rancho Palos Verdes Redondo Beach Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Estates Rosemead San Dimas San Fernando San Gabriel San Marino Santa Clarita Santa Fe Springs Santa Monica Sierra Madre Signal Hill South El Monte South Gate SouthPasadena Temple City Torrance Van Nuys Vernon Walnut West Covina West Hollywood Westlake Village Whittier. Ventura County: Camarillo Fillmore Moorpark Ojai Oxnard Port Hueneme Santa Paula Simi Valley Thousand Oaks Ventura