Types of Charges Attorney David D. Diamond is a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. His decades of experience are exactly what you need to overcome your criminal charges

Types of Criminal Charges in Southern California

There are three main types of charges a person may face when charged with a crime.

These are:

An infraction is the least serious of all criminal charges, and does not include any jail time for the accused. Often, minor traffic offenses and other similar charges are considered infractions. Infractions also do not allow for a trial by jury, and they also do not require a court appearance.

A misdemeanor is an offense which is punishable by up to 12 months in county jail and a fine of up to $1000. There are some exceptions to these penalties, but they are rare. Most DUI offenses are misdemeanors, unless certain aggravating factors are involved, such as a 4th DUI offense or a DUI with injury.

Felony offenses are punishable by a minimum of 1 year in state prison, and the sentences can even include a life in prison or the death sentence. Certain DUI offenses, such as a 4th DUI conviction or a DUI that causes serious injury or death, are felony offenses in California.

Defending DUI Charges in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles DUI Attorney David D. Diamond is experienced in dealing with all types of criminal offenses and can effectively defend misdemeanor or felony DUI charges throughout California.

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